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Tech Advisors Sought for STEAM Programs

MVLA STEAM Programs Recruiting Pros for Advisory Panels

Los Altos High and Mountain View High (the two comprehensive high schools in the MVLA High School District) have Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) programs that offer students a range of enriching academic classes.

Both schools are expanding curricular offerings for the STEAM programs and are recruiting professional volunteers from local industries, universities and the community to participate on advisory boards to support the development and evolution of the academies. The advisory panels help us expand hands-on, engaging curriculum to educate and inspire. Mountain View High School is forming its inaugural panel in the 2018-19 school year. Los Altos High Started started its panel two years ago and is looking for additional members.

“What started years ago as elective class offerings has evolved into what we call our STEAM Academies,” said Brigitte Sarraf, MVLA Director of Assessment and Evaluation. “These STEAM Academies create a pathway for students to engage in a course of study in science, technology, engineering, arts and math that enables them to gain 21st century career technical experience and skills needed to be successful in college and beyond. Students will have opportunities to tackle real world problems in a culminating capstone course.”

The time commitment for participants is approximately two hours bimonthly during the school year, plus some additional online consultation as needed. Advisors will work directly with the teachers in evaluating and developing curriculum and student projects.

Serving on the advisory panel is a great opportunity to work with educators and inspire future STEAM innovators.

Those interested in being part of a STEAM Academy advisory board, please send a message to the schools for further information.  In addition, please encourage colleagues to consider this opportunity, personally or in your workplace communications:

Los Altos High: lahs.steamacademy@mvla.net

Mountain View High: mvhs.steamacademy@mvla.net