Interested in making the jump to STEM learning at your school? Mine was too. As an elementary math magnet school for nearly two decades, Mound Schoolwas looking for a way to further incorporate science into the curriculum. After receiving a federal grant from theMagnet Schools Assistance Program, we altered our approach and sought to transition to a STEM curriculum.
Now in our first full year of implementation, we have a few suggestions to help other schools replicate our success.
1. Integrate hands-on practice
Historically, our curriculum was primarily focused on math integration with some teachers offering science lessons a couple times a week, while others only a couple times a month. In order to properly become a science magnet school, we needed a new approach. One way we sought to better integrate science into our curriculum was by dedicating one classroom as the science lab, a space for students (and teachers!) to practice science in a hands-on way.” To read further please click here:
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