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INSPIRE STEM TEAM APPLICATION INFORMATION

NORTHBROOK INSPIRE STEM TEAM INFORMATION

 

For Rising Seventh Graders for 2020-2021 School Year

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.

Rising 7th Grade inSPIRE Team Application

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

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

 

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”).

 

Rising 6th Grade inSPIRE STEM Team Application

 

inSPIRE STEM Application Link 

 

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