Innovations in Education

Innovative Pathways: UCSC / CSUMB / Cabrillo

Innovative Pathways: UCSC / CSUMB / Cabrillo

3,000 Fourth Graders Coming to Cabrillo College One of the most exciting field trips that all fourth grade and seventh grade students in Santa Cruz County will experience this year is a college visitation day at either Cabrillo College, California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) or University California at Santa Cruz (UCSC). Through the leadership […]

Engaging Activities in Engineering

Engaging Activities in Engineering

We are very fortunate to have Ms. Jo-Ann Panzardi, Engineering Department Chair and Instructor for Cabrillo College, who is assisting us in implementing an exciting and engaging Engineering Club at New Brighton Middle School. Ms. Panzardi, with at least eight of her students from the engineering department at Cabrillo College, are helping to generate an […]

WOW: Sea Learning Comes Alive on the Sea Odyssey

WOW: Sea Learning Comes Alive on the Sea Odyssey

In 1996 Wetsuit Innovator and Surfer, Mr. Jack O’Neill founded the O’Neill Sea Odyssey (OSO) Program. The creation of this living classroom was born with the intent of utilizing a 65-foot Team O’Neill catamaran to sail the waters of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Students in grades 4-6 receive a once in a lifetime hands-on […]

Music — A Gift For Life

Music — A Gift For Life

Our district is very fortunate to have a dynamic music educator who is very passionate in providing her students (kindergarten through fifth grade) with an incredible gift in the area of music appreciation. Ms. Diane Bock is an extraordinary educator who works hard to teach all children how to have a lifetime appreciation for loving […]

Life Lab Program Flourishes at Main Street Elementary School

Life Lab Program Flourishes at Main Street Elementary School

In 2006, a highly supportive group of parents at Main Street School created the foundation for a school-wide Life Lab (LL) Program. These outstanding parent volunteers visualized developing their garden program similar to the highly successful Life Lab Program at UCSC. If you are not familiar with UCSC’s program, I recommend that you visit http://www.lifelab.org/category/programs/ […]