Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Training InstituteBy Diana Wehrell-Grabowski on November 30, 2010 in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education
I recently conducted a five-day science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teacher training institute for advisors/teachers who work with middle through high school-age males. During the five-day STEM institute participants were actively engaged in exploring STEM content and processes through hands-on-minds-on investigations. The majority of the STEM investigations that were undertaken during the training used inexpensive materials that are readily available. This makes the STEM training experience truly a beneficial experience for both the teacher participant and their students. With the emphasis on providing STEM education experiences for all students in America’s classrooms it’s critical that the cost of teaching STEM content and processes within America’s classrooms and afterschool programs be affordable to implement, and meaningful to the student.