Mike Town, one of Tesla STEM High School’s founding teachers, is a recipient of the Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment, and Community.
Academic resources used at Rachel Carson Elementary.
Common Core is a real-world approach to learning and teaching. Developed by education experts from 45 states, these K-12 learning standards go deeper into key concepts in English language arts and mathematics. The standards, require a practical, real-life application of knowledge that prepares Washington students for success in college, work, and life.
District process for adopting curriculum
OTHER ACADEMIC RESOURCES USED AT CARSON ELEMENTARY
MATH: enVisionMath by Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley
LITERACY (reading & writing): Wonders by McGraw Hill, Accelerated Reader (only 3rd Grade)
SCIENCE: FOSS Science kits
SOCIAL STUDIES: Social Studies Alive! by TCI
TECHNOLOGY: netbooks; variety of MS programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint; keyboarding programs: EduTyping (only 3rd - 5th Grades), Type To Learn 5 (only 2nd Grade)
ART: Imagine Art (PTSA sponsored - implemented by parent volunteers); Deep Space Sparkle art curriculum (district curriculum-implemented by classrm. teacher)