UIL Academic Champions 2014-15 & 2015-16

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  • Thinking Maps
    • Thinking Maps are consistent visual patterns linked directly to eight specific thought processes.  By visualizing our thinking, we create concrete images or abstract thoughts.  These patterns help all students reach higher levels of critical and creative thinking – essential components of 21st Century education.
  • Leader in Me Campus
    • Godley Elementary is proud to be designated as a Leader in Me school.  The Leader in Me is FranklinCovey’s whole school climate transformation process that teaches 21st-century leadership and life skills to students while fostering a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.
  • WATCH D.O.G.S.® Campus
    • Watch D.O.G.S. is a program of the National Center for Fathering in partnership with schools across the US involves fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father-figures that volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school and classroom activities.  Come be a Watch D.O.G.!
  • Tarleton State University Effective Schools Project
    • Godley Elementary is a proud partner with TSU’s  Effective Schools Project (ESP) dedicated to improving school effectiveness, raising the achievement level of students and improving the professional development of educators.
  • STEAM Lab (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics)
    • Full STEAM ahead! Godley Elementary has a fully-equipped STEAM Lab focused on meaningful student engagement in a collaborative environment that values the learning process as much as the results.  The STEAM lab was furnished largely in part by a generous donation made by the Parent-Teachers Organization (PTO).
    • 3 D Printer
      • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing not only bring a student’s work to life but also prepares students for Science, Technology,  Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) careers while promoting Project-Based Learning and critical thinking.
    • Osmo
      • Osmo is an award-winning, educational, hands-on, system that works with the iPad by opening up interactive student learning opportunities.  Osmo was selected as the TIME’s Best Invention of 2014, Scholastic Teachers’ Pick Award for 2015, and a finalist for both the Innovative Toy of the Year 2015 and Fast Company Best Product Design 2015 awards.
    • Sphero
      • Sphero is an intelligent, app-enabled wireless robotics ball that inspires learning and exploration.
    • Snap Circuits
      • Snap Circuits® makes learning electronics a snap and contains projects to build AM and FM radios, digital and voice recorders, burglar alarms, and more!
    • BeeBot
      • Bee-Bot is a robot designed for young children and an engaging tool to teach sequencing, estimation, problem-solving and early coding while having fun!
    • Dash & Dot
      • Dash and Dot are toy robots that teach early programming and coding using apps on iPads.
    • iPad Mini
      • The iPad has transformed teaching and learning by providing endless opportunities to create and learn on a user-friendly device.
    • Hoki Ergonomic Stools
      • Hoki stools are designed for busy students that allow for student movement while sitting still!
  • Research-Based Policies & Practices
    • Recess Makes Kids Smarter
      • Each class has 2 recess periods
    • Frequent Brain Breaks to Promote Effectiveness
    • Campus Wide Low-to-No Homework Policy