S.T.E.M

rising leaders academy

Rising Leaders Academy focuses heavily on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM education seeks to create 21st century learning skills for students. STEM is a national initiative at the high school level, trickling down to only a handful of elementary and middle schools. RLA’s unique implementation is called Expeditionary STEM Education, where we use Expeditionary Learning, as well as STEM curriculum based learning.

 

RLA is an Affiliate member of the STEM Education Coalition

 

Rising Leaders Academy provides rigorous, authentic integrated instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math in order to build student understanding and competence in these areas and prepare students for advanced studies in STEM. Students will be exposed to current technology and engaged in the curriculum through appropriate applications of technology. They will meet and exceed state standards in Math and Science by applying these concepts.

Rising Leaders Presenting at Environmental Science Talks

We are so proud of our Rising Leaders who gave the Citizen Science talk at Gulf Coast College about Climate Change.

ENGAGING SCIENCE CLASSES AND FIELDWORK

Fieldwork at St. Andrews Bay ~ May 2017

Beach Clean Up ~ May 2017

 

 

 

 



Fish anatomy

 

PLANETARIUM AT RLA

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SCIENCE OLYMPIAD AT RLA

HEALTHY EARTH DAY AT RLA

SCIENCE FAIR AT RLA

Science Fair 2014

 TECHNOLOGY

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4th and 5th grade Rising Leaders create a website which includes their expeditionary learning study: http://www.risingleaders.weebly.com

RLA has an online digital curriculum for Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. In addition, we have access to SuccessMaker. SuccessMaker is educational software that differentiates and personalizes K-8 reading and math instruction better than any other program on the market. SuccessMaker provides instruction, practice, and assessment that is well-correlated to Common Core Standards for both mathematics and language arts at all grade levels of the program and has a proven track of success. We also have Accelerated Reader (AR).

 

RLA students enter the Doodle 4 Google Competition with this year’s theme: If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place….

Doogle 4 Google

 

Our Rising Leaders visited Gulf Coast College Advanced Technology Center to learn more about STEM and innovation in the 21st century.

  SCIENCE

Interactive Science features a variety of hands-on and minds-on inquiry options to keep our students engaged. We also take our students on learning expeditions to study the science standards in depth. The expeditions include reading, writing, speaking, research, problem-solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and service learning.


WaterVentures

Kindergarten worms

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Junior Lego League Team at RLA

Lego League
Lego League at RLA