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Showcasing Creativity in School Construction: New school designs are supporting the academic goals of educators—and in some cases, pushing the boundaries of K-12 architecture.

Flexible learning spaces, enhanced technology, environmentally friendly features, and co-location are all characteristics being incorporated into innovative new school buildings and projects.

"Schools are actually becoming more sophisticated learning environments," said John Dale, a principal and studio leader at the architecture firm Harley Ellis Devereaux, based in Los Angeles. "They're more nuanced and doing a better job at taking into account the different ways in which learning takes place." "Green schools," for example, save energy and money, and often educate students about their methods and provide opportunities for study. New buildings that move away from long hallways with closed classrooms toward more interactive spaces promote collaboration around instruction and learning.

One of the hottest trends in new school construction is co-location, said Sarah Luchs, a program officer at Next Generation Learning Challenges, which often works with schools that are transforming academically—and sometimes architecturally.

Schools are being built on the campuses of technology companies, in libraries, and in conjunction with other educational programs.

"These schools promote a connection to the community and often have business partnerships to offer a lot of applied learning," Luchs said. "It used to be either an academic track or a career track, and now the two are mixing."
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e3 Board of Trustees Meetings

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 4:30 pm
Central Library Sullivan's Commissioner Room - 9th Floor

You can visit the website to review Board Documents.

Thank you for remaining involved in every e3 Civic High Decision-making table. We hope to see you often! Board meetings and updates are posted on our website. Please notify the front office at 619-546-0000 if you plan to attend the meeting and need Spanish translation or other accommodations.
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Honoring e3 Parents... Giving-of-Thanks

We honored our parents with a FREE, catered Thanksgiving luncheon as we celebrated their unwavering support! The team served a delicious meal with baked turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, salad, and apple pie. All guests enjoyed the beautiful view from the Library's 9th floor Shiley Special Events Suite and holiday harmonies of the Advanced Choir under the direction of Ms. Wallace. We had gifts for the families in attendance and it was a beautiful demonstration of thanks!
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UCSD & San Diego Padres Partner with e3 Civic High for STEM Career Day!

Earlier this month, Dudek introduced Bobby and his own unconventional career path to about 90 e3 scholars. UC San Diego Health staff walked with scholars to Petco Park for a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) career day.

“When the San Diego Padres selected UC San Diego as their official health care provider earlier this year, it was important to both organizations to collaborate on health and education outreach efforts in the local community,” said Patty Maysent, CEO of UC San Diego Health. It was at that time they chose to partner with e3 Civic High and engage scholars to the plethora of STEM careers that exist in major league baseball and the healthcare industry.

During the event, Dudek, Eric Hernandez, community health program representative from the Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health, and Brian McBurney, director of Baseball Research and Development for the Padres, spoke to the scholars about nontraditional STEM careers available in health care and sports.

“We have the types of careers nobody ever says they’re going to be when they grow up, because they don’t exist then,” Dudek said. “Now, STEM is the foundation for many careers, even if you don’t plan to become an engineer or a doctor. And even if you do, doctors can’t purely specialize in medicine without also incorporating technology — from learning a new procedure using virtual reality, to using electronic medical records or robots that assist in surgery.” The expert panel was moderated by Dr. Griffith and the scholars were particularly interested to learn about the connections between health care and sports, and how STEM is woven in to so many careers. After lunch they enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of Petco Park.

When reflecting on the trip, Zora, a 10th grader stated, “Today has really been a reality check to show we’re not learning STEM just because… there are actually a lot of uses for these subjects”. She hopes to pursue a career that uses mathematics — her favorite STEM subject. Thank you UC San Diego Health Care and San Diego Padres for this transformational partnership.
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1st Place - Design 4 San Diego Competition!

Let's congratulate Mr. Cerruti, our Mathematics and Computer Science Learning Facilitator for a win with his team of scholars from the Amazing League of Programmers. They took first place in the Design 4 San Diego competition, winning the $5,000 grand prize.
Their problem focused on how to make the road safe for bicycles and cars, given the number of bike accidents from cars running into bicyclists. After much research and learning from both groups of end users, the team came up with a device (transponder) that can be installed in cars and attached to bikes that will alert motorists if they are getting too close to bikes. Amazing!!!...
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