New Learning Space Encourages Collaboration and Hands-on Simulation
WHAT: Pleasant Grove High School will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of two classrooms for their Biomedical Academy. With the goal of increasing student achievement through small learning environments, career exploration and leadership opportunities, the new classrooms will provide Biomedical Academy students with team-based learning opportunities that encourage brainstorming and collaborating on different approaches to provide patient care. Students will also have access to simulation spaces such as manikins to enable students to manipulate clay to create organs and place them into correct anatomical position; vernier software to collect vital signs; and opportunities to practice patient interaction behaviors. The new learning space will challenge students to discover their direction in life working side-by-side with peers and mentors as they obtain real-world skills through a Career Technical Education academy.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 13, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PDT
WHERE: Pleasant Grove High School, Portable 7 & 8; 9531 Bond Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624
WHO: Biomedical Academy students, industry partners, school faculty and EGUSD administrators.
WHY: With the goal of preparing students to be college and career-ready graduates, the new classrooms at Pleasant Grove High School provide Biomedical Academy students an opportunity to obtain college-level biotechnology and patient care skills during high school.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.
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