The Ocean View School District and Circle View Elementary School proudly acknowledge the efforts of Anne Brasie, third grade Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) teacher, who is one of only 187 recipients of a 2017-2018 Education Foundation grant, supported by SchoolsFirst FCU and the Orange County Department of Education. Mrs. Brasie, who authored the grant project, “Next Generation Engineering Standards Projects-Experiments,” received $5,000 to fund Next Generation Science Standards projects. Ms. Brasie will use the funds to purchase K-5 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) materials and supply kits for students at Circle View Elementary School.
Ms. Brasie's objective is to provide her entire school with engineering projects and experiments that will enhance students’ science education. By providing a variety of experiments, students will be able to use their critical thinking skills during hands-on engineering activities and to deepen their understanding of the world around them.
Passionate about science, Mrs. Brasie notes, “Engineering is all around us, in all aspects of our lives. I believe children need to be exposed to and have the opportunity to engage in a variety of experiments and practices to connect their science knowledge with real-life examples.”
Circle View staff members are currently in the planning stages of developing a school-wide “Science Day” devoted entirely to science experiments, exploration and discovery.
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