Annual Camp SIP inspiring to students

first_img Student mix the wetinbredients while making Black Forest cupcakes. Scholars in Progress summer camp was held at Milam Elementary School Monday, June 18, 2018. Student mix the wetinbredients while making Black Forest cupcakes. Scholars in Progress summer camp was held at Milam Elementary School Monday, June 18, 2018. By admin – June 19, 2018 Leticia Clark gives instructions about making cupcakes to her students while making Black Forest cupcakes. Scholars in Progress summer camp was held at Milam Elementary School Monday, June 18, 2018. 8-year-old Amira Caram listens for instructions while making made Black Forest cupcakes. Scholars in Progress summer camp was held at Milam Elementary School Monday, June 18, 2018. WhatsApp 7-year-old Ryan Reyes measures the dry ingredients for Black Forest cupcakes. Scholars in Progress summer camp was held at Milam Elementary School Monday, June 18, 2018. WhatsApp Pinterest 1 of 5 Previous articleCyclist group wants safer roadsNext articleMan charged after reportedly killing wife’s unborn baby admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest OCA top 2 were ESL students Home Local News Education Annual Camp SIP inspiring to students Twitter Noel earns award “It’s using color coding and technology. The blue is power; the green is input-output and we’re trying to make it go straight so that’s what the colors are for,” said Rebecca Castillo, 10, who is going into fifth grade at Burnet Elementary School in the fall.Castillo said the class is really fun. Her brother has some larger robotics equipment. She tried it once and thought it was entertaining.She’s also taking FASHIONATE, which is fashion plus innovation, a news release said. Students were creating a look for a teddy bear, a fashion portfolio and thematic sets. Plans also were to develop a video and webpage to advertise the new look.Castillo said they made tutus for the teddy bears and they will be donating the bears to Angel House.Eva Brower, a 10-year-old junior counselor going into sixth grade at Nimitz Middle School, said this is her first year helping out at the camp.“We’re playing Minecraft. We have this special thing called the ‘teacher mode’ and what we do is we help kids fill the buildings in faster, so they can build the decorations faster than just building a building,” Brower said.Avery Glenn, 9, who is going into fifth grade at LBJ Elementary School, and Lainey Wimberly, 8, who is going into third grade at the same school, said the Minecraft class has been really fun. It’s the education version of the game.“It’s been really fun for us,” Wimberley said. “We get to build a lot of the world we’re currently in. We are making houses and inventions.”In her other class, “Once Upon a Tiny House,” they are building tiny houses out of foam board and cardboard.Barbara Digby, a GT program at teacher at Ireland Elementary, said students in the tiny house class are given $100 each for their project.“When they do something honorable, or respectful, or as a scholar does, they get $10,” Digby said.If they act inappropriately, they have to pay back $10, Digby said.Each item needed for the tiny houses, which are 160 square feet, is listed with its price on a whiteboard. Digby has built toilets for them and is showing them how to build vanities.Through the process, they are learning measuring and budgeting, among other skills.“They have done a beautiful job and they’re very creative,” Digby said. “They’re designing to their favorite book, movie, television or cartoon character,” so they have to infer what their client would want.Lauren Knox, 9, who is going into fourth grade at Reagan Magnet Elementary School, said the tiny house course is “really interesting.”“I kind of wanted to do it because I wanted to try something new,” Knox said.Jordan Costilla, 9, is going into fourth grade at Ireland.“It’s pretty neat because I wasn’t expecting her to make all the furniture. It helps me with math because I had to make budgeting sheet,” Costilla said.Eliseo Gomez, a GT program teacher at Reagan, is leading the “Inventor’s Workshop” class.On Monday, students took on mechanical engineering and trying their hand at building a mini hydraulic system, he said.The course also looks at the difference between architecture and engineering, Gomez said. Architecture covers the more artistic side and engineering is more of the science and math.“Considering in our area we do have an engineering program with the university and we have some facilities being built, it’s something they need to be aware of that it is an option to them,” Gomez said. “There’s so much they can do, so many topics on engineering that they can pick from.”Gomez has been with ECISD for almost 17 years and teaching at Camp SIP for eight. It’s the students that keep him coming back. He added that he enjoys seeing the way the youngsters think and what they have a passion for.Loera said the teachers develop their own lesson plans.“We decide at the end of this camp what we’re going to call our camp for next year. It takes a whole year for the teachers to develop those lessons …,” she said.When planning his classes, Gomez said he thinks about what’s going to interest the students and make them want to return to camp.“Engineering has stood out for me this year. It’s something big in our area. Kids need to be exposed to that,” he added. From the fan favorite of Minecraft and cooking to learning how to build a tiny house and making a self-driving car go straight, Ector County Independent School District’s gifted and talented program, Scholars in Progress, is offering nine different summer camps through this week.The two-week Camp SIP is held yearly. The theme is INNOV8 and it is being held at Milam Elementary School with 108 students from first grade to those going into fifth, plus 20 junior counselors, Director of Advanced Academic Services Omega Loera said.All participants get a chance to take Minecraft classes and youngsters also spend part of the day swimming at Woodson Family Aquatic Center.In “A Little Bit of Technology,” one group of students was trying to make a self-driving car drive straight. (And it did). Facebook Facebook Local NewsEducation Annual Camp SIP inspiring to students Twitter Instructor Leticia Clack, center, helps her students mix the dry ingredients for Black Forest cupcakes. Scholars in Progress summer camp was held at Milam Elementary School Monday, June 18, 2018. Registration set for engineering camp Fruit Salad to Die ForSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Posting wider loss, TiVo still beats expectations

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The Alviso-based company said it added 91,000 TiVo-owned subscriptions in the quarter, compared to 104,000 last year. In addition, TiVo said it netted for the quarter about 2,000 new subscribers through DirecTV customers using TiVo-based products. In all, the gains brought the company’s total number of subscribers as of the end of the quarter to more than 4.4 million, a 33 percent increase from the total a year ago. In its current quarter, TiVo said it expects to lose $12 million to $15 million on revenue of $50 million to $53 million. Analysts were projecting on average a loss of 8 cents a share on revenue of $52.2 million. TiVo shares fell 23 cents, or 3 percent, to close at $7.14 Wednesday on the Nasdaq. They gained a penny in late-session trading after the income report was released. SAN JOSE – TiVo Inc., a provider of digital video recorders, posted a wider first-quarter loss on Wednesday, citing legal costs, aggressive pricing and stock option expenses. In the three months ending April 30, the DVR pioneer said it lost $10.7 million, or 13 cents per share, compared to a loss of $857,000, or 1 cent per share, in the year-ago period. Revenue rose 38 percent to $55.1 million from $40 million a year ago. Analysts, on average, were expecting a loss of 19 cents per share on sales of $50.6 million, according to a poll by Thomson Financial. While “our results are tracking nicely against our internal plans, we fully recognize that there’s still a lot of work to do to overcome some of our marketplace challenges,” TiVo CEO Tom Rogers said in a conference call with analysts. TiVo is battling increasing competition from rival DVR offerings from cable and satellite TV providers. It also is in the midst of a patent battle with EchoStar Communications Corp. That legal wrangling flared up this week as TiVo filed an injunction seeking to ban EchoStar from making or selling its digital video recorder product. TiVo’s request, which also included a recall of EchoStar’s DVR products, follows a jury verdict that found EchoStar willfully infringed on TiVo’s key “time-warp” DVR patent and awarded TiVo $74 million in damages. TiVo officials said Wednesday in its conference call with analysts that it planned to file court documents today seeking additional damages as well as the injunction. U.S. District Judge David Folsom, who also presided over the jury trial in Texas, will hold a hearing on the matters beginning June 26. Meanwhile, TiVo and EchoStar also issued dueling statements Wednesday in reaction to a preliminary rejection by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of some of TiVo’s patent claims. EchoStar said the patent office decision, made Tuesday, will bolster its case against TiVo, while TiVo portrayed it as insignificant. TiVo said the patent office had re-examined 61 claims and was “pleased” the office confirmed the validity of most of them, including two that the jury found EchoStar had infringed. Some patent claims were rejected but “this should in no way impact the jury verdict,” the company said. EchoStar, a satellite TV company based in Englewood, Colo., also said it was “pleased” with the patent office’s re-examination and that the decision, together with a favorable decision from the Court of Appeals earlier this month, “are steps in the right direction as we prepare our response to TiVo’s recently filed injunction motion.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more