Educators Make Rockets!
Educators Make Rockets!
Contributed by: BCOE Migrant Education
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sonoma, CA – Yes!  Rockets WERE launched in front of the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) Friday, June 8!  

The rockets were built as part of Sonoma County Office of Education’s Maker’s workshop.  “The goal of maker education is to create opportunities for young people to develop confidence, creativity, and interest in science, technology, engineering, math, art, and learning as a whole through “making,” according to the SCOE website.  

This particular workshop for educators in Migrant Education Program from Sonoma and Lake Counties.  

These educators will take the tinkering activities they practiced out into their communities and provide week long STEM institutes for migrant children unable to attend summer programs.  

In addition, a visiting educator from Michoacán, Mexico from the Binational Program, a program between the USA and Mexico that brings in visiting educators to team teach in summer programs, participated in the program. Maestro Jaime Alberto Gomez Garcia was excited about winning the rocket launch competition and returning to Mexico to share projects learned during the two days of hands-on training.   BCOE Migrant Education serves migrant students and families with resources and services throughout Northern California.

Sonoma County Office of Education building in background with five people on sidewalk about to launch a rocket that they made

Sonoma County Office of Education building in background with a woman on sidewalk about to launch a rocket that she made

Sonoma County Office of Education building in background with two ladies on sidewalk holding remote control wire, one laughing, one grimaced with eyes shut in anticipation of launch, about to launch a rocket that they made