Career and College Readiness celebrated with Inaugural Flying Classroom STEMFest

On Friday, DPSCD and the Flying Classroom presented the Inaugural STEMFest featuring innovative projects developed by Career and Technical Education (CTE) students in the pathways of business administration, construction trades, culinary arts, drafting/design technology, marketing and more.
During STEMFest, DPSCD K-8 students explored 15 Flying Classroom project-based learning activities allowing them to see the outcome of choosing CTE courses. These included Sea Snake, Catapult, Hoop Plane, Build an Igloo, Penny Boat Float, in addition to several others. Guests had the opportunity to view the unveiling of a 1965 Ford Daytona Coupe built by 50 Breithaupt CTE students from more than 1,000 parts.
Other innovative career pathway projects included:
      • A retired school bus converted into a Maker Space (Construction Trades)
      • Recipes using protein powder made from harvested crickets (Culinary Arts)
      • Signage for the STEMFest event (Graphic Communications)
      • Competition robot demonstrations (Robotics)

Starting this summer, DPSCD Science Department has expanded the reach of the Flying Classroom within the district to include 75 teachers (who we call Lead Explorers).

We want to thank our partners who make it possible for our high school students to engage in CTE courses and also for our K-8 students to visualize the possibilities of Career and Technical Education. None of this would be possible without your ongoing support!

  • DPS Foundation
  • Experience Aviation/Flying Classroom
  • Ford Fund
  • Michigan Department of Education
  • UAW
  • United Way

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