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D. Ripollone is a STAR member of the Discovery Educator Network

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Entries Tagged as 'STEM'

Discovery Fall VirtCon

October 5th, 2013 · No Comments · Discovery, STEM

DEN Fall VirtCon.  Another VirtCon is upon us and yes Cardinal Gibbons High School is hosting a F2F (Face to Face) event. Looks to be like an awesome day again, collaborating and getting new ideas for the classroom. If you are in the Raleigh area, feel free to register for the event at Cardinal Gibbons. […]

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Summer Experiences

September 1st, 2013 · No Comments · Advanced Space Camp, Discovery, Siemens Research, Siemens STEM Academy, STEM

RALEIGH: Cardinal Gibbons science teacher brings research experience to classroom | Raleigh | NorthRaleighNews.com. It’s amazing that this occurred a month ago. I’m still trying digest what I did this summer. I already started showing the students my experiences.

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Here we go….

August 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Advanced Space Camp, Discovery, NASA, NASA explorers school, Project, Space Camp, STEM, Teacher Workshop

Well two weeks to go and another year begins at my school. Changes have occurred throughout the school. Not bad changes. Just new changes. Mostly building changes which I know I’m excited about. New science rooms, office, lobby and media room. Yep definitely exciting this year.                 Other then the changes in the building we […]

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Great Ending to a wonderful Experience

July 29th, 2013 · No Comments · Discovery, Siemens Research, Siemens STEM Academy, STEM, Teacher Ideas, Teacher Workshop

The final night proved to be amazing. During the day we had a luncheon with our sponsors. The two main sponsors were Siemens and the College Board. We meet both and introduced ourselves to them. It seems the College Board are the ones who pick the teachers to go to these experiences.  I guess I […]

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Teacher’s experience continues day 11 and counting

July 28th, 2013 · No Comments · Discovery, Project, Siemens Research, STEM, Teacher Ideas, Teacher Workshop

I’m writing this after we had finished the experience, just a bit behind. But it will have to due, I was really busy on the experience so keeping up with the entries was tough. On Monday, we went back to the lab to finish our samples. And during that time we received data from our […]

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Research Experience Begins

July 18th, 2013 · No Comments · Labs, Siemens STEM Academy, STEM

Before I even begin these posts, a brief introduction into the the experience would be helpful for some people. The program is supported by Siemens, Discovery, DOE and others. Two experiences took place one at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the other at Pacific Northwest Laboratory. Both at different times Oak Ridge in June and […]

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And so it Ends..

July 13th, 2013 · No Comments · Advanced Space Academy, Labs, NASA, Project, Space Camp, STEM, Teacher Ideas

Before I even get to the last day I need to talk about the Marshall Space Flight Center Tour. We did this on the second day. Things have gone very quick, and I tried to keep the entries short. But this tour was pretty cool and thought people might like to see pictures. We got […]

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Another Day… Another Challenge

July 12th, 2013 · No Comments · Advanced Space Academy, Space Camp, STEM, Teacher Ideas, Teacher Workshop

That’s what I labeled this day at Advanced Space Academy(I’ve been putting Camp, someone corrected me recently its Academy) for Educators.  I know I used that title already but it just seems like we were given some great challenges throughout the week. Similar to day two when we did the scuba diving activity, we had […]

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What title…2nd Day or Overcoming Fears

July 9th, 2013 · No Comments · NASA, Project, Space Camp, STEM, Teacher Ideas, Teacher Workshop

Title really says it all. What the heck should I title this entry? 2nd Day? Umm sounds a bit dry, but it works for now. 2nd Day of what? Advanced Space Camp for Educators.  Totally the best day I have had since my last visit to Space Camp. Sunday was our scuba day, and what […]

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Advanced Space Camp Begins….

July 8th, 2013 · No Comments · Honeywell, NASA, NASA explorers school, NSTA, Project, Space Camp, STEM

7:15 am on Saturday I began my journey with other educators to complete one mission, finish Advance Space Camp and graduate. The experience has already been a treat as they say. We started the day by introducing ourselves and learning the background of our team members. A diverse group of people who are dedicated to […]

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