Candy Sweetens Math Lessons

Math competition was delicious for some middle school students, as their school hosted a Skittles Math/Science Challenge in which candy sweetens math lessons. At Barker Middle School in Michigan City, students and older family members took the challenge during a...

Encouragement To Explore Careers Starts Early

As early as in elementary school,  encouragement to explore careers starts early. “There’s really a push right now in Indiana to prepare students toward career paths,” said student support advisor Christa Werling, the organizer of College Go! Week at...

After School Clubs Are Supported By Teachers

Giving students a chance to learn new skills and connect in unique ways is one reason why after school clubs are supported by teachers. At Owen Middle School, there are nearly 15 after school clubs starting, and students depend on teachers to sponsor and supervise...

Project Based Learning To Benefit The Community

Four high school civics classes are getting ready for project based learning to benefit the community. The 10 week Civic Action Project involves civic service in a local community. Students identify a project to work on, and take “civic actions” to make an...

Solving a Murder Mystery Teaches Critical Thinking

Middle school students are finding the solving a murder mystery teaches critical thinking, and they are acquiring skills in science, technology and math as they do it. Members of the faculty participated in the exercise, setting up a murder mystery to engage students...