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Mead Staff and Students Present at TECH 2017

Students and staff members from three District 54 schools have been selected to participate in TECH 2017 on May 9 at the State Capitol Building in Springfield.

Keller Junior High Science Teacher Dana Sorensen, Mead Junior High Science Teacher Thomas Pfeifer and Stevenson Elementary School Library Resource Teacher Lauren Rivera will bring students to the Capitol to present classroom technology projects. A total of 98 school teams from throughout Illinois were selected to participate in the day-long event to which elected officials, business leaders and the general public are invited. Participating school teams are provided tables in the Capitol Building to showcase project information.

Mead Junior High – Say Goodbye to 3-Panel Science Fair Posters – Say Hello to Web-Based Science and STEM Projects

Thomas Pfeifer’s magnet students at Mead are participating in a digital science fair. Rather than presenting their scientific investigations on tri-board posters, the students are participating in the competition by sharing videos, slides, spreadsheets and/or documents via individualized websites. This provides an opportunity to communicate and collaborate on their critical thinking with a virtual audience, which could include judges, peers, experts and mentors. Pfeifer is working on the project with District 54 technology coach Erin Whalen.

Check out their article in the Chicago Tribune!

Read more about their project: Margaret Mead Junior High’s Technology Story (1)