STEM Learning Spaces
Cedar Park has a newly built STEM break-out space located in our STEM hall. This collaborative area has movable furniture to easily create big to small groups of student interaction. This space has LED panel with an Apple TV for kids and staff to mirror to so they can share and present information to the STEM hall HDTV. The STEM break-out area is also were we teach with our Augmented Reality (AR) Sandbox to teach the fundamentals of geography, landforms and the water cycle.
Cedar Park takes learning outside during all seasons so our students can receive authentic learning experiences from: our school pond, our school forest and gardens, tapping maple tress to make our own syrup, having robotics class outside, Geocaching with our GPSs, observing and feeling life science in it's own natural state.
Cedar Park is one of the few elementary schools to have a dedicated science specialist and science lab to promote learning with the inquiry process in all the ares of life science that support our units of study. Our science lab is fully equipped with professional science hands-on tools from beakers to high power microscopes to magnifying glasses to much more
Cedar Park is the only elementary school in the district with an engineering specialist and dedicated engineering lab. Students use a variety of hands-on, collaborative tools from hammers and nails to 3D printers to a vinyl cutter to legos, to recyclables to robotics promote students solving problems by following the Engineering Design Process.
Technology Lab and Carts
Cedar Park's technology lab is equipped with many innovative tools for students to engage and learn with. The Tech lab has 30 full screen iMac desktop computers along with space for laptop use and robotics areas as well. Mr. Staum (Technology teacher) also often brings mobile tech tools (laptops, iPads, robotics kits) into K-5th classrooms as well when necessary to support our STEM projects and units of study.