We are excited to announce that our 1st ever Science Bowl Team finished in a 3-way tie for 8th place in the state competition!
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All Triton Central Schools will be operating on time Thursday 1/21/2016.
All Triton Central Schools will be operating on a two hour delay Wednesday, January 20th. Childcare will open at 8:30 A.M. at the Triton Central Elementary School.
1st Maker Space and Northwestern Consolidated Schools Announce Partnership to Bring Kids’ Imaginations and Creativity to Life through 3D Printing Opportunities
Fairland, IN – Triton Central Schools are excited to announce that their students have an opportunity to learn hands-on about 3D printing technology during school and in the after-school hours thanks to a new partnership between 1st Maker Space and Northwestern Consolidated Schools.
1st Maker Space has donated 3D printers to Triton Central Middle School and Triton Central High School to help drive overall science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and innovation strategies. These 3D printers will support innovation, engagement and ignite passions in kids and teens. So who is 1st Maker Space? 1st Maker Space is a subsidiary of 3D Parts who is a Commercial Service Bureau that leverages additive manufacturing technology (3D Printing) to engineer, design, fabricate and deliver innovative solutions formerly unavailable using traditional methods. Launched in January of 2013, the interest and demand from the education community came as a pleasant surprise. 3D Parts responded by piloting a 3D design & printing education program in 9 middle and high schools and becoming a Junior Achievement sponsor, adding 3D Printing & advanced manufacturing to BizTown. The student engagement, feedback, research, and collaboration with k-12 and post-secondary educators inspired us to expand our education initiative by increasing access to 3D printing and developing the 1st Maker Space program.The 3D Parts Mfg Education initiative is now directed by a licensed k-12 educator, who joined the 3D Parts team in July of 2014 with 20 years of classroom experience.
1st Maker Space’s partnership with Triton Central Schools supports the company’s effort to inspire young minds to think like entrepreneurs by introducing and expanding the use of 3D printers.
“We are excited about the vast opportunities this partnership can offer the students in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering and math,” said Bobby Thompson, principal of Triton Central Middle School. “Thanks to partners like 1st Maker Space, we are able to provide fun, hands-on learning experiences that develop important innovation and problem solving skills and set our youth on the path to great futures.”
Triton Central has already had four educators trained to use the technology and have implemented it into the their classrooms with the driving question of “How can this change they way we teach our curriculum?” Chris Hoke, Northwestern Consolidated School District’s Superintendent stated, “Just imagine classrooms where students can bring objects out of the computer screen and into their own hands then refine their designs all while gaining a better understanding of the creation process.”
“We are so proud to be partnering with 1st Maker Space and this is just the beginning,” stated Mr. Hoke. “We want students in Shelby county and other surrounding counties to have the opportunity to access and experience 3D printing. With the continued support of 1st Maker Space, we can make this happen by offering summer camps to students in our surrounding area during the month of June.” Triton Central Schools will be sharing more information about these unique learning opportunities in the near future.
Parents we have been discussing growth mindsets with our students. We wanted to share a brief video with you so you can have an idea of what we have been discussing.
Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve