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Jennifer Boogaart
EAST Facilitator

EAST Vision Statement
EAST seeks to transform the educational experience so innovative thinkers can drive positive change for their future, community, and world.

EAST Mission Statement
The EAST mission is to provide an environment that fosters relevant, individualized life-changing experiences through service and technology.

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Listen to Tiger Talk:
JTE's student-led podcast

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Be sure to LIKE EAST at
John Tyson Elementary
School on Facebook.

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EAST at John Tyson
Elementary School can
be found on Facebook.

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Check out The Learning Garden
on John Tyson Elementary
School Facebook page.

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Use the code that was
provided to sign up
for REMIND 101.

EAST Principles

Service-Based Learning

Students identify and work to solve real-world problems within their community.

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The JTE Pantry for families in need.

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Tyson Free Library made available for the community.


Students are empowered to use industry-grade, sophisticated tools and software to
solve the problems that they identify in their community.

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Students think critically and creatively to design projects to work on based on their interests and talents.

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Collaborative Learning

Students work with their peers and community members to become positive agents of change. 

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EAST Night Out

During EAST Night Out, the power of student driven, service based, technology-driven, collaborative learning is
shared with families, community members, and school personnel. Each spring, all JTE EAST students
showcase their projects and share their EAST stories during JTE's EAST Night Out.

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EAST Conference

Each spring, more than 2,500 students, teachers, parents, and community and business leaders attend the national EAST Conference.
This multi-day event celebrates EAST students and the amazing work that they do. The event also provides EAST students with
opportunities to network with other students, share the story of their EAST program, and showcase projects that make a difference in their
communities. JTE EAST students apply for a spot on the EAST Conference team. 

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