Students and staff of Amherst County Public Schools. Students and staff of Amherst County Public Schools. Students and staff of Amherst County Public Schools.

Black History STEAM Style

Katherine G. Johnson was one of NASA's human 'computers in 1952.  She performed the complex calculations that sent astronauts into orbit in the early 1960s and to the moon in 1969.  She was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.

Black History STEAM Style

Kerry G. Johnson is graphic designer and artist who has won several awards for his work.  He has been published in multiple newspapers, books, and magazines.  He is publications manager of the American Physical Society . APS Physics is a leading professional organization of physicists.



Hands-On Coding

Even big kids in the fourth grade love the Code and Go Mouse.  Here they are creating mazes and trying to code their mouse to move through the maze.

Bringing Insight to Sound in the STEAM Lab

Students at AES participated in various hands on experienments on sound when Southern Air engineer, Johnathon Givens visited the STEAM lab.


Black History STEAM Style

Leland Melvin is a local hero.  He is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. He served on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis.


Coding Kinders

Even Kinders can code.  Here are kindergarteners from CES exploring with the Code and Go Mouse.


Black History STEAM Style

Kimberly Bryant wanted to ensure that young black girls have the opportunity to learn how to code. In 2011, this technologist founded Black Girls Code, a six-week program that teaches basic programming concepts, and gives underrepresented youths the chance to learn about robotics, and a wide range of other technological concepts.


Black History STEAM Style

George Washington Carver was born into slavery and went on to become a botanist and one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute.

He discovered over 100 products using one major crop — the peanut — including dyes, plastics and gasoline.


Code A Story

Students in grades K-2 are really enjoing showing off their coding skills.  Below first graders are using the Code and Go Mouse to review the story sequence to the story, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover. 


Coding skills, at their very core, are merely steps or a sequence to something.  This can be integrated into any subject.  Ask your ITRT to show you how you can integrate coding into your curriculum!

Flipgrid Friday

Gail Moore used a really cool instructional tool tool to help a teacher find out what her students knew about the water cycle.  Check with one of your ITRTs to see how this tool can be used in your classroom.  In the meantime, find out more about Flipgrid here.



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