Las Lomas Elementary School is Full STEAM Ahead!

Dec 19, 2018 | Featured, News

Las Lomas Elementary School second graders are busy exploring the new Engineering materials they received as part of a NEEF Innovative Grant. Each classroom is using materials such as Keva Planks, Magna Tiles, Crystal Climbers, and Mag Builders to meet STEAM challenges presented to them throughout their academic day.

“Students are thoroughly engaged and eager to use the Design Thinking Process with these new building materials,” said Lisa Carnazzo, Las Lomas teacher.

Students are also on their way to becoming expert coders as they are beginning to learn how to code the new robots that were also purchased with NEEF grant dollars. The first robot students experienced was the Beebot. They built a forest of trees with their Crystal Climbers, then coded the Beebot to navigate through the forest. Students collaborated and quickly learned the importance of getting the bugs out of their code to be successful in this challenge. Students can hardly wait to get their hands on the rest of the robots. Full STEAM Ahead!

Other Articles

NEEF virtual gala raises more than $182,000

NEEF virtual gala raises more than $182,000

The North East Educational Foundation turned facts into funds for their first-ever virtual gala, raising a whopping $182,583. Business partners, community members and North East ISD students put on their thinking caps for a fun night of interactive trivia on Feb. 25....

read more
NEISD educators receive sweet treats

NEISD educators receive sweet treats

Without missing a beat, North East ISD educators continue to rise and meet the challenges that come along with teaching during a global pandemic. As a token of appreciation, NEISD Superintendent Dr. Sean Maika and Associate Superintendent of Operations Ron Clary set...

read more
North East Educational Foundation awards $310K in grants

North East Educational Foundation awards $310K in grants

North East Educational Foundation (NEEF) board of directors made their rounds virtually this year to hand out more than $300,000 in Innovative Grants to North East ISD (NEISD) educators. NEEF Executive Director Amy Lane announced eight recipients during Convocation...

read more