Tuesday, October 6, 2015

STEM news

Michigan School District Improving STEM Curriculum For Students.

The Southgate (MI) News Herald (10/1, Kasuba) reports Riverview Community Schools in Michigan is working to improve its STEM education. Superintendent Russell Pickell said kindergarten through eighth grade students will keep using the Eureka Math curriculum, which is based on a program called Engage NY that encourages students to develop problem-solving skills. The district is also offering Lego robotics kits to students and has developed a STEM lab.

Illinois Middle School Opens Second STEM Lab.

The Lake Forester (IL) (10/1) reports Deer Path Middle School in Lake Forest, Illinois has opened a second STEM lab for students. The classroom will let fifth-grade and sixth-grade students work on projects using 3D printing, mobile phone apps, and other advanced technologies. Students will be able to chose between 30 different projects and then receive online instructions on how to complete them.

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