UPA Middle School Students Make History at Math Competition
For the first time ever, students from a Detroit school competed in the Delta College Middle School Competition in math.
Seventeen sixth- and seventh-grade students representing University Preparatory Academy (UPA) Middle School battled through the all-day math competition held on March 16. Of the nearly 400 students competing from 25 schools, they were the only Detroit students to participate in the event.
UPA Middle School math teacher Vladimir Sreckovic said it was a life-changing experience for him and his students. “It was beautiful to see us be right up there with the other students who have been doing these rigorous competitions for years,” he said.
Even though they were first-time competitors, the UPA Middle School students finished with strong results. Jaylen Campbell, a sixth-grader, came in 15th place out of approximately 130 students competing at the sixth-grade level, earning a medal in the process. Several other UPA students finished in the top 30 in their respective fields. UPA is authorized by Grand Valley State University.
FlexTech High School Hosts Project-Based Learning “Un-Conference”
Interested in learning more about how you can integrate project-based learning (PBL) into your curriculum? FlexTech High School in Brighton is hosting a Project-Based Learning "Un-Conference" on July 9-11, and the event is open to schools throughout Michigan.
The event is designed for schools that are currently using PBL, and those that are interested in learning more about it. The "Un-Conference" will feature a keynote address by Jenifer Fox, one of the country's foremost experts on 21st century learning. For more about her, click here.
For more information and to register for the PBL "Un-Conference," click here.