Class of 2018 Senior Project Exhibition – June 6 at Chaska High School

The Senior Project Exhibition is a service learning opportunity offered to Chaska High School senior students each year. This year, more than 200 seniors worked on developing their senior projects and meeting with community mentors. During the last two weeks of school, these seniors work outside of school to complete their work. On Wednesday, June 6, seniors will return to Chaska High School to exhibit their work to the public. Community members and parents are welcome to attend the following events: Wednesday, June 6 10:30 – Noon or 6-7:15 p.m. Chaska High School Commons 545 Pioneer Trail, Chaska The Senior Awards Program will follow in the Auditorium at 7:30... Continue reading Class of 2018 Senior Project Exhibition – June 6 at Chaska High School

Google Expeditions AR: Bringing the World into the Classroom

This week, students at Jonathan Elementary got a glimpse of what the future of education looks like when the Google Expeditions AR Pioneer Program visited their classrooms. This new augmented reality (AR) technology allows students to use an Android phone to bring 3D digital objects into the classroom. As teachers guide students through lessons, like learning about an erupting volcano or exploring ancient Rome, the 3D objects appear on the student’s device so that everyone can examine it together at the same time.  This technology allows students to see a 360-degree view of things they have read about or have seen in books. Jo Jacobson, one of the district’s digital learning coaches, helped bring this learning experience to Jonathan Elementary. “We saw a lot of excitement, energy and noise from our students today as they used this innovative technology,” she explained. “Students were immediately engaged when they viewed a variety of three dimensional objects using this Google... Continue reading Google Expeditions AR: Bringing the World into the Classroom

Celebrate Summer! with free family fun and learning!

Join us in a neighborhood near you this summer for free fun and learning! All children and families are welcome to join Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education staff as we play games, enjoy a healthy snacks, complete an art project and many other educational activities.  The weekly events are free and offered one afternoon each week in the following neighborhoods: June 18 – August 2 (no program during the week of July 4) Mondays – 2:45 – 4:15 pm Brandondale / Heritage Park Tuesdays – 2:45-4:15 pm Carver Crossings / 1593 Hartwell Dr, Carver Wednesdays – 2:45-4:15 pm Riverview Terrace / main park area Thursdays – 2:45-4:15 pm Chaska Community Park / east of Clover Ridge Elementary Need more information? Talk with an Intercultural Specialist or call Community Education at... Continue reading Celebrate Summer! with free family fun and learning!