Beginning with the 2013-2014 School Year, GCISD will kick off a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiative at Cannon Elementary School. STEM will be available to all GCISD students in grades kindergarten-fifth through a limited open enrollment process; students do not have to live in the Cannon attendance zone to apply for enrollment. Check with the school regarding application questions.
How did the program come to GCISD?
Cannon Elementary: A GCISD STEM School received a $10,000 grant from the Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation to create this new program. School staff have spent the school year laying the groundwork to prepare for a successful opening in fall 2013.
What is STEM?
- STEM education integrates each of the content areas (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) into the regular curriculum.
- At Cannon, students will participate in a project-based learning model, which is a leading instructional standard for GCISD under the district's LEAD 2021 strategic plan.
- Cannon’s program will feature a unique emphasis on the “E” in STEM, by incorporating an elementary engineering curriculum that is centered on teaching students about the design process.
- Students will have the opportunity to participate a Robotics Club.
- Cannon also will be the first school in the district to implement a 1:1 technology initiative to support STEM learning.
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The STEM program at Cannon not only supports the district's LEAD 2021 strategic plan to best prepare students for life beyond GCISD, but also provides greater choice in education for our students.
For more information about the STEM program at Cannon, contact the school at 817-251-5680.