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Flight Director Spotlight: Debbie Reynolds

Today we’re delighted to give a well-deserved shout-out to Debbie Reynolds, the Flight Director of the IKS Highlander at J.E. Harrison Middle School. Also known as Admiral Northgate, Debbie is one of only a few dozen teachers across the country chosen for the

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December 2016 Community of Practice Meeting

The space between Christmas and New Years provides a rare reprieve from the standard whirlwind of life—which gives us a bit of time to write about our most recent Community of Practice meeting.  Earlier last week, moments before kicking off Winter

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Keystones Technology Innovators Summit

This past week, Pennsylvania held a state-wide summit for its top innovators in education:  the Keystones Technology Innovators Summit (KTI). The term STARS stands for: State Technology Advocates Redefining Schools. Keystones STARS are advocates and influencers within their school districts when

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YMCA Camps a Huge Success

This just in from Admiral Huckleberry—YMCA Dream Flight Camp completed at Harrison Middle School: From July 5th-July 8th the YMCA partnered with Dream Flight Adventures in the IKS Highlander to create 4 of the coolest field trips EVER! Over the

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Welcome our newest Flight Director — Debbie Reynolds, a.k.a. Admiral Northgate

We’re delighted to welcome Debbie Reynolds (a.k.a. Admiral Northgate) to our ranks as our newest Flight Director.  Debbie will command the helm of the IKS Highlander in Baldwin-Whitehall School District.  She will be taking over for Admiral Huckleberry (Mike Kaleta). Debbie

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YMCA Dream Flight Adventures Camps at the IKS Highlander

We’ve mentioned this briefly before, but the summer is upon us and we don’t want anyone to miss out on the exciting news:  the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh is partnering with Baldwin-Whitehall School District to offer some incredible summer camps

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Simulator brings excitement into J.E. Harrison Middle School classroom in Whitehall

This just in:  the IKS Highlander was recently featured in an article in the Tribune-Review. The simulator classroom was showcased to parents and the community recently during a Remake Learning event at Harrison Middle School. Here’s a snippet from the article: When Angela Jesionowski

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Two More Epic Missions from the IKS Highlander

Mike Kaleta at the IKS Highlander continues to crank out one great hands-on learning adventure after another.  Today we’re pleased to showcase a Maelstrom mission run with Harrison Middle School’s ELL students… … and a Cable Car Design Challange in the Mission Ops

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Video fun & Operation Rx

Hello troops, We’re constantly receiving videos from our simulators around the globe—fantastic footage of students tackling important problems in high-stakes missions.  We’ve tried to share most of these videos here on our blog, but today we’ve carved out a special

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IKS Highlander completes another rousing round of Contaminant

Attention: 8th Grade Science Students at J.E. Harrison Middle School have completed the Contaminant Mission and Mission Ops Experience. This Mission connected to their Unit on Human Impacts on Earth Systems.  Students worked to solve the mystery surrounding a river

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