School Photos - Research Visit
Three researchers from western Japan are visiting Tucson to explore early childhood education, focusing on nature-based and STEM programs. During their visit to Ochoa Elementary, they took a tour of Dr. Jung’s robotics program and the garden and ecology program. The visiting researchers include Chiharu Obata and Eric Des Marais, Associate Professors at Okayama Prefectural University and Takashi Yamamoto, Professor at Seinan Gakuin University.
Japanese researchers visit Ochoa's garden.
A boy in a red hoodie plays with a STEM block toy
A teacher shows her students what to do with a STEM robot
A girl with purple bows in her hair smiles while she plays with a STEM toy
A boy in a blue shirt sits on the floor working on his STEM robot
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Ochoa, a school where learning revolves around real world challenges and is highly contextual and individualized.  

We don't simply teach the WHERE and WHEN but go much deeper. 

We challenge our scholars to ask the WHY and HOW. With this approach, our children understand more, and have a broader perspective not easily found in other academic environments. 

Ochoa scholars are more curious, more introspective, and gain valuable insight into their own heads and hearts.

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