STEM

Another quick update since a couple more things are going up here.

First, I found a short documentary that I worked on for the CCSSO (The Council of Chief State School Officers) which talks about the STEM program in the St. Vrain School District here in Colorado. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and they incorporate one of those four principles into all of their classes. So they've pretty much done away with English and PE. But it was a conscious decision on the part of the community to create this system, since many of the parents that live in that area of the state work in one of those four areas for a living, and they wanted their kids to have a better grasp on what they did, as well as give them a leg up on the competition in case they decide to stay in that area after they graduate. It was an incredibly interesting program, and I have to say, they had a lot of cool toys to play with! You can find the documentary here, or MY WORK section.

Also, I've been working through the thousands of pictures that I took while in South America and have been posting those on my Flickr page. I still have about 6 more countries to get through, so it will take a while to get them all up, but they'll trickle in as I get done. Please excuse the gigantic watermark, but I have had companies steal my photographs in the past and put their own copyright on the pictures, so I wanted to try to combat that a bit. If you would like to see any of the pictures without the watermark or (god forbid!) if you would like to order and prints, please let me know and I would be happy to help you out.