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Expanded Learning Opportunities in STEM

Expanded Learning Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

In summer 2016, Landmark College introduced a new non-residential program designed for local area middle school students who learn differently: Expanded Learning Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (ELO STEM) The introductory session was called “SharkBytes” and focused on computer science, introducing students to coding, programming, and robotics. Classroom experiences are held in the MacFarlane Science, Technology & Innovation Center on Landmark College’s campus in Putney, Vermont.

2019 Sessions include:

  • Creative Coding Using Javascript: Students will learn the fundamental of computer science and coding in Javascript, one of three core technologies of the World Wide Web. Coding skills will be taught through an immersive experience of creating digital art. Students learning will be project-based, with each project culminating in the creation of a piece of generative or algorithmic art.
    Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 29
  • Ecology of Field and Forest: Inquiry-based lessons and hands-on learning will be combined to offer students a dynamic learning experience. Focused on the interactions that balance Vermont’s natural world, much of this program will take place outdoors on Landmark’s campus. Food Web and Ecosystem topics may also be included.
    Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 5 (program will not meet on July 4)

With ELO-STEM, your student will:

  • Learn valuable skills in science and technology-related fields
  • Gain better understanding of their learning difference
  • Develop strategies for success
  • Realize post-secondary education is a viable future path

Program Cost:  $300.00 per week (discount provided for students enrolled in both weeks).  Lunch and snacks provided.

This program was developed in collaboration with Windham Central, Windham Southeast, and Windham Northeast Supervisory Unions. Students from schools within these supervisory unions will have priority with regard to enrollment

Questions? Contact:
Carroll Paré
[email protected]

9 – 9:15 a.m. — Arrival to Landmark College with group meeting and morning snack

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. — Course Instruction

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. — Break

10:45 a.m. – Noon — Course Instruction

Noon – 12:45 p.m. — Lunch in the Dining Hall

12:45 – 1:15 p.m. — Supervised Group Activity

1:15 – 2:30 p.m. — Course Instruction

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. — Group Wrap-up

3 p.m. – Departure — Student Pick up

2019 Daily Schedule

Lunch and Snacks Provided

Ecology of Field and Forest: Students will be spending time outdoors. We encourage student to be dressed appropriately and for the weather (i.e., rain coats, boots or sturdy shoes, and hats as appropriate, sunscreen, and bug spray).

In the event a student will be late or unable to attend a class please contact [email protected] or call 802-387-6885

2019 Enrollment Forms

Each student will need to complete and return the forms below before the start of the program:

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