STEM 101

STEM 101 will take place Tuesday, Oct 3 2023.


STEM 101 is a night to help parents understand how we use DeltaMath, PowerSchool, Canvas, and Standards-Based Grading to help our students become leaders who are self-sufficient learners. STEM 101 comprises several hands-on tasks to help you understand your student's grades and their learning environment here at the STEM School. This night is intended to be a guided night, but families can also follow along or review STEM 101 online below at their own pace at any time.  


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TASK ONE: Math Homework: Using Delta Math


-Log in to with your student.
-Find the Parent Demo HW Assignment.
-Complete Parent Demo HW with your student.
-Use the blue "Show Example" button at the top of the page to help solve a problem. To return to problem click the blue "Original Problem" button. 
-Use the "Watch help video" to view direct instruction.   


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TASK TWO: Math Homework: Teacher View

Task: Watch Video
Add a checkmark to your worksheet when you hear the following teacher remarks. 

-A teacher can see a students number of correct or wrong answers. 
-A teacher can see if a student watched a video. 
-A teacher can see how long a student spends on a question.
-A teacher uses the data dashboard to inform their teaching to work with a student. 

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TASK THREE: Create a Canvas Parent Portal 

The STEM School uses Canvas as the online learning interface with students. Watch the video below to get an idea of why we chose to adopt this learning platform.

Task: Watch Video


1. Go to Canvas Webpage: Use a personal computer, as a phone does not work well for this task.

2. Click "Parent of a Canvas User? Click Here for an Account" located in the top right-hand corner of the screen next to the Hamilton County Schools Logo.

3. Enter your name in the Your Name field.

4. Enter your email in the Your Email field.

5. Enter your password in the Password field. 

6. Re-enter your password in the Re-enter Password field.

7. Enter a pairing code in the Student Pairing Code field.


Open "student" user settings

Open User Settings

In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the Settings link [2].

Pair with Observer

Pair with Observer

Click the Pair with Observer button.

Note: If the Pair with Observer button doesn't display in your User Settings, please contact your institution for assistance with pairing with an observer.

Copy Pairing Code

Copy Pairing Code

Copy the six-digit alphanumeric pairing code [1]. You will need to share the code with the observer who will link to your account. The pairing code will expire after seven days or its first use.

To close the window, click the OK button [2].

Note: Pairing codes are case sensitive.

8. Agree to the terms of use by clicking the You agree to the terms of use checkbox.

9. Click the Start Participating button. 


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TASK FOUR: In Canvas, finding practice assignments and assignments that will be graded

Log into Canvas with your parent account.

Task: Together with your student, locate the following items in Canvas by logging into your student's classroom.


  • Dashboard- location of all classes assigned to your student.
  • Modules- units of students listed in a class.
  • Grades- list of all practice assignments and graded LT assignments.
  • A practice assignment- assignments not in all caps.
  • An LT graded assignment- assignments in ALL CAPS.

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TASK FIVE: Understanding Grades

Task: Review Learning Targets and Grading Document
Click Here

Task: Watch video


Task: Review your student's current grades in PowerSchool by:

  • Logging into PowerSchool.
  • Click the grade number in the Y1 column.
  • Note each class ALL CAPS graded LT's.
  • Graded LT's include a date.
  • Locate an LT that has been graded.
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TASK SIX: Watch Videos on Extended Remediation Week and complete STEM Tracker

Video 1 of 2

Video 2 of 2

Task: Complete a STEM Tracker worksheet planning and remediation

Copy of STEM Tracker: Click Here

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Chromebook Safety

Task: Information
All Chromebook issues need to be reported to by students to their House teacher or Ms. Kirby. House teachers or Ms. Kirby will work with IT on getting Chromebooks fixed and replaced.  


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