BCPS in the News

“Flying Classroom” Captain Barrington Irving to Visit Schools by Helicopter

Monday, November 09, 2015
 
WHO:
Students at Pines Lakes Elementary School, Royal Palm Elementary School and Westwood Heights Elementary School, School Board Members Heather P. Brinkworth and Dr. Rosalind Osgood, and Superintendent Robert W. Runcie

WHAT:
Students will meet Captain Barrington Irving and learn about his adventures in his “Flying Classroom,” when he visits their schools by helicopter. Irving will speak to students about his global journey in his “Flying Classroom” – a Hawker XP jet and share STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) lessons from around the world.

WHEN:
Thursday, November 12, 2015
8 – 9: 30 a.m
. - Pines Lakes Elementary School (Ribbon Cutting Ceremony)
10300 Johnson Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

10 – 10: 45 a.m. Royal Palm Elementary School
1951 NW 56th Avenue, Lauderhill, FL 33313

11 a.m. – noonWestwood Heights Elementary School
2861 SW Ninth Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

HOW:
As part of Captain Irving’s “Flying Classroom” schools tour, Pines Lakes Elementary will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open and celebrate its new STEM program lab. The school recently adopted a STEM engineering-focused curriculum. The lab provides a state of the art teaching and learning space for Pines Lakes Elementary students, and fosters experimentation, invention, creation, exploration and STEM learning.

School Board Members Brinkworth and Osgood, and Superintendent Runcie and will join Irving for the ride on his helicopter tour of schools.
 
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