How to Become a SARSEF-Endorsed School

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Become an SARSEF-Endorsed School

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School Leadership Principal/school leadership team are NOT actively engaged in and/or promote critical thinking through science and engineering throughout the school Principal/school leadership team are rarely engaged in and/or promote critical thinking through science and engineering throughout the school Principal/school leadership team are somewhat engaged in and/or promote critical thinking through science and engineering throughout the school Principal/school leadership team actively engage in and/or promote critical thinking through science and engineering throughout the school
School Culture Science and engineering are NOT a visible part of the school culture Some teachers embrace science and engineering as part of their classroom culture Multiple, but not all, grade levels embrace critical thinking through science and engineering as part of their school culture Science and engineering are embraced school-wide as part of the school culture embrace critical thinking through science and engineering in their entire school’s culture
Innovation School does not seek out new and innovative ways to engage students in science and engineering thinking School rarely seeks out new and innovative ways to engage students in science and engineering thinking School attempts to seek out new and innovative ways to engage students in critical thinking through science and engineering School constantly seeks out new and innovative ways to engage students in critical thinking through science and engineering
Visibility Science and engineering is NOT visible in the school Science and engineering is visible, often in single classrooms Some critical thinking through science and engineering are visible throughout school in multiple classrooms Critical thinking through science and engineering are visible throughout the school in all classrooms
School Support Single teachers create STEM opportunities for the students in their class OR only science resource teacher creates science and engineering opportunities for students A single grade level team creates STEM opportunities for students Several grade level teams create STEM opportunities for students All staff/teachers support one another in creating STEM opportunities for students
SARSEF Support SARSEF is NOT invited to educate students, teachers and/or parents in critical thinking through science and engineering SARSEF is invited to educate a single classroom of students, its teacher and/or parents in critical thinking through science and engineering SARSEF is invited to educate some groups of students, teachers and/or parents in critical thinking through science and engineering SARSEF is invited to educate most students, teachers and/or parents in critical thinking through science and engineering
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Students do not complete science or engineering projects to demonstrate critical thinking 25-50% of the school’s students, representing 1 or 2 grade levels, complete projects to demonstrate critical thinking through science and engineering 50-75% of the school’s students, representing 3-4 grade levels, complete projects to demonstrate critical thinking through science and engineering 75-100% of the school’s students, representing the majority of grade levels, complete projects to demonstrate critical thinking through science and engineering
School Fair No school fair is held Projects are judged, but not shared with community, OR, projects are completed in class but not judged or shared with community Projects are judged at a school fair, and student accomplishments are shared with some of community Projects are judged at a school fair, and student accomplishments are shared widely with community
Regional SARSEF Fair No projects are submitted to SARSEF Regional Fair Single teacher submits projects to SARSEF Regional Fair Selected grade levels submit projects to the SARSEF Regional Fair Top projects from ANY grade levels submitted to SARSEF Regional Fair

 

Every Child. Thinking Critically. Solving Problems.

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