• Information on the STEM program at Northbrook

  • Northbrook STEM Auction Winner

    Congratulations to Ann Waldrop for winning the GCPS Foundation auction sale item, Bunk-O-Matic sleep and sit system. This amazing item was generously donated by Douglas and Brigitte Owen. Proceeds from the auction sale will benefit the Northbrook inSPIRE STEM program. Thank you to all auction participants and congratulations to Ann Waldrop. 

    Northbrook Auction Winner

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  • The inSPIRE STEM Team Application Process is OPEN for 2020-2021 School Year!

    For Rising Sixth Graders for 2020-2021 School Year inSPIRE STEM Team Application Process NOW OPEN!

    INSPIRE STEM TEAM APPLICATION INFORMATION For Rising Sixth Graders for 2020-2021 School Year The application is now available for rising sixth grade students to enroll in the Northbrook inSPIRE program for the 2020-2021 school year. inSPIRE is an instructional model that focuses teaching and learning on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through a project-based learning focus.

    inSPIRE is ideal for students who enjoy math and science, as well as those who love to learn by doing. Students who enjoy problem-solving and collaborating with others are also ideal candidates. This program is available to all students, of all ability levels. Our inSPIRE schedule can accommodate students in both standard and accelerated math, as well as for students who qualify for gifted or special education instructional programs.

    The goal of InSPIRE is to increase college and career readiness through a collaborative and rigorous curriculum and to empower students to become innovators and technologically proficient problem solvers. Typical classroom instructional strategies will include:

    • Focus on Problem Based Learning – Students work individually, in pairs, and in small groups to engage in interdisciplinary projects throughout the semester that allows for a unique learning experience. Projects help students experience the world as it exists outside of the classroom walls.
    • Integration between the Content Areas – Literature, writing, classroom activities, and projects allow students to master skills and content for language arts, math, science, and social studies. This allows in-class experiences to have greater relevance to the student.
    • Emphasis on 21st Century Skills – Students will explicitly practice and hone skills related to critical and creative thinking, collaboration, communication, leadership, and technology.

    If you are interested in applying to the inSPIRE program, complete the application (see link and QR code below). The online application consists of four sections, an overview of inSPIRE, student information, and a short response component. The application will be available until March 6, 2020. For parents and students who wish to get more information, please visit www.northbrookms.org (see “Academics” page for the link to “STEM”).

    inSPIRE STEM Application Link inSPIRE

    Please contact our team if you have any questions, April Mitchell, Assistant Principal Email: april.mitchell@gcpsk12.org Phone: 678.407.7135 Brooks Baggett, Assistant Principal Email: brooks.baggett@gcpsk12.org Phone: 678.407.7137

     

    INSPIRE STEM TEAM APPLICATION INFORMATION For Rising Sixth Graders for 2020-2021 School Year

     

    For Rising Seventh Graders for 2020-2021 School Year inSPIRE STEM Team Application Process NOW OPEN!

     

    The application is now available for rising seventh grade students to enroll in the Northbrook inSPIRE STEM program for the 2020-2021 school year. inSPIRE is an instructional model that focuses teaching and learning on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through a project-based learning focus. The goal of inSPIRE is to increase college and career readiness through a collaborative and rigorous curriculum and to empower students to become innovators and technologically proficient problem solvers. Typical classroom instructional strategies will include:

    • Focus on Problem Based Learning – Students work individually, in pairs, and in small groups to engage in interdisciplinary projects throughout the semester that allows for a unique learning experience. Projects help students experience the world as it exists outside of the classroom walls.
    • Integration between the Content Areas – Literature, writing, classroom activities, and projects allow students to master skills and content for language arts, math, science, and social studies. This allows in-class experiences to have greater relevance to the student.
    • Emphasis on 21st Century Skills – Students will explicitly practice and hone skills related to critical and creative thinking, collaboration, communication, leadership, and technology.

    inSPIRE STEM TEAM OPT-OUT FORM

    Students who are currently on the inSPIRE team in sixth grade will be automatically enrolled in the inSPIRE program for seventh grade. Students do not need to re-apply to stay on the inSPIRE team. However, parents may elect to remove their child from the inSPIRE team and return to a more traditional instructional model by opting-out. Students may be removed from the inSPIRE team at the school’s discretion per teacher recommendation if students were not successful in a project-based instructional model. To opt-out of the inSPIRE team, please complete the form link below by March 6, 2020.

    OPT OUT FORM LINK 

     

    inSPIRE STEM TEAM APPLICATION FORM

    If your child is not currently on the inSPIRE team and you are interested in applying to the STEM program for seventh grade, complete the application below. The online application consists of multiple sections: an overview of inSPIRE, student information, and a short response component. The application will be available for students to complete until March 6, 2020. For parents and students who wish to get more information, please see the Northbrook website under “Academics” and click the link for “STEM.”

    inSPIRE APPLICATION LINK

  • Northbrook Middle School was awarded the 2019 STEM Benchmark Silver Award on Thursday, October 17th, 2019 from the Board Of Education.

     

    STEM Benchmark Award

    The awards reads "In recognition of the instructional transformation evident in classroom through rigorous, relevant STEM teaching and learning".

    STEM Award

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    "STEM education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy."*
     
     Northbrook Middle School STEM Vision
    Inspire and empower our students to develop the knowledge, skills, and mindsets necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing, technologically rich, global society. Infusing 21st century concepts and skills into Math and Science to ensure Northbrook students are prepared for High School, College and Beyond!

    Northbrook Middle School STEM Mission Statement
    Our strategic plan consists of a set of strategies and initiatives to strengthen and transform the STEM education of Northbrook MS. Achieving these challenges will take the collaboration of our teachers, students, staff and community. To provide our students with readily-available access to opportunities to become more prepared to adapt and contribute to a rapidly evolving, technologically-rich society.