Nearly 350 students from 11 schools participated in the Rocky Mountain Conference Education Day 2016 held May 4 at Brighton Adventist Academy. The brain-child of Heather Blair, principal of BAA, the event focused on engineering, with students from grades 5-8 bringing their own supplies to build projects in teams of four at each table. The organizers asked, “What better way to encourage the 21st century skills of collaboration, creative problem solving, critical thinking and communication than to put student teams together and ask them to engineer a machine that meets the specifications?”

While watching the proceedings Lonnie Hetterle, RMC’s education superintendent, said, “This is an example of how we are training young people today for 60 percent of jobs that do not yet exist but will be available when they graduate from college.”

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