Our New WXedge Academy

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By Kierstin Sieser on November 9, 2012, 4:13pm Last modified: November 9, 2012, 8:25pm

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Some of you may have noticed the article written by our new contributing class, the GHS Physics/Astro class, during the super storm Sandy last week.  They are the first members of our newly launched WXedge Academy.  The WXedge team has been so impressed with the amount of contributors, and the quality and diversity of the work, we thought this would be an interesting way to engage high school students specifically.

In a nut shell teachers apply to have their class or club become a WXedge Academy Contributing class and once accepted they share WXedge related knowledge and stories in the form of articles, videos, pictures and Skype conversations with WXedge and NEWS 8 meteorologists, anchors and reporters.

The benefits are two-fold; offering students a platform to share their work with a wider audience gives them real world experience and a sense of pride while simultaneously letting the community share in their success and glimpse what high school science classes are exploring.  Plus once the classes and clubs publish five pieces of work they graduate to WXedge Academy Expert Advisors and can access cool perks like the opportunity to become guest forecasters.

Visit the FAQ to see the areas of scientific study that we think could potentially fit into the WXedge Academy and notice the subjects’ span the high school syllabus from chemistry to physics; so if you are a high school student or teacher and have a class or club that you think has what it takes,
apply today!

 

 

 

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Kierstin Sieser

Town: Deep River  

Reporting for WXedge since October 2012.

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