STEM Accelerated Coding and St. Ambrose School partnered during the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 school years to implement a computer science program to over 500 students! K-8 grades received 45 minutes of weekly instruction during the day. They learned how to use coding logic, program with block code, develop apps, code with high level languages, use geospatial technology, and create solutions for the community. STEM Accelerated Coding setup computer science internships for St. Ambrose junior high students and awarded them via University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Childrens’, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland, The Cleveland Sight Center, and The Animal Medical Centre of Medina!
STEM Accelerated Coding also coordinated after school and summer programs that included circuits, robotics, sensors, and coding. Technovation, Invention Convention, and FIRST LEGO League Jr. competitions were also implemented through STEM Accelerated Coding with St. Ambrose students. National recognition and awards were given to St. Ambrose students due to this collaborative effort with STEM Accelerated Coding.
Today’s Catholic Teacher selected St. Ambrose School’s The Homeless Project, a collaborative effort with STEM Accelerated Coding and The Ohio STEM Impact Network, for the Innovation Catholic Education award with Catholic Identity. This award and the 3 finalists will be announced during the NCEA this year!
St. Ambrose School was also recognized on social media through EWTN – The Global Catholic Network, due to STEM Accelerated Coding instruction, for their computer science investigative work with The Shroud of Turin and their Right to Life video!
STEM Accelerated Coding’s Educational Operations Director, Mrs. Lori Schlueter, has also been selected by ESRI to present The Homeless Mission Operators App Project at the ESRI User Conference and the ESRI Educational Conference in San Diego, CA! This is the world’s largest GIS event! This project was a collaborative project with STEM Accelerated Coding’s instruction and St. Ambrose students. Mrs. Schlueter was also selected by The Ohio Board of Regents to present on how to implement geospatial technology in the classroom at the OETC (Ohio Educational Technology Conference)! STEM Accelerated Coding was able to secure geospatial licenses for St. Ambrose School from the ConnectED initiative and is the only K-8 school that is implementing ArcGIS for students to use in the State of Ohio!
To review our partnership efforts, please check out this link to see STEM/STREAM videos, internships, artifacts, and press releases! St. Ambrose School & STEM Accelerated Coding Projects