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Friday, February 27 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Math Success: How Story Projects are Inspiring an Entire School FILLING

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Carlos Rey located in the heart of Albuquerque's South Valley, is proud to be proving that STEM can be a comprehensive, aligned project-based learning experience that reaches down to the First Grade level.

Using lessons learned and ideas sparked at the 2014 MidSchoolMath Conference, the team created a mission and vision to grow Carlos Rey by applying the quote, "the biggest problem in education is the giving of answers to questions that have not yet been asked," the school has become grounded in the "curiosity or hook" concept, and has been using this approach with proven success.

During this session, the Carlos Rey team will share how they have implemented story projects across their span of grades. They'll describe the collaborative vertical team that supports the foundation for their success in STEM Trajectory, and explore how they have embraced the feeder school structure of elementary to middle and middle to high school as partners, within APS, and beyond.


Nicole Armijo

5th Grade Teacher, Carlos Rey Elementary School

Elena Dolz

Fourth grade teacher, Carlos Rey Elementary School

Sherron Lesch

3rd Grade Teacher, Carlos Rey Elementary School

Elisha Martinez

Teacher, Carlos Rey Elementary School

Joe Martinez

4th Grade Teacher, Carlos Rey Elementary School

Allison Nimmich

5th Grade Teacher, Carlos Rey Elementary School

Damon Oates

Teacher, Carlos Rey Elementary School

Alfredo Ramos

Teacher/5th Grade Bilingual Teacher, Carlos Rey Elementary
Instructional strategies, teaching methodologies, CCSS mathematical topics, STEM, how can I teach STEM to my students and also integrating everyday topics. How can I get my students motivated to learn STEM materials?
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Alma Ripley

Assistant Principal, Carlos Rey Elementary School
Alma Ripley, Founder of the STEM Trajectory Initiative, presently serves as Assistant Principal at Carlos Rey Elementary School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her professional career spans over 30 years in the educational arena. Throughout her career, she has built a reputation of having the vision to align lessons to cross multiple subjects and grade levels (K-12). The length and breadth of her career has placed her into an ideal role where she... Read More →

Marqui Thomas

Instructional Coach, Carlos Rey Elementary School

Judith Touloumis

Principal, Carlos Rey Elementary School

Friday February 27, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Sweeney D Santa Fe Community Convention Center