N.D. (NewsDakota.com) The Great Plains STEM Education Center at Valley City State University received a of 8,288 from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction through the U.S. Department of Education’s Mathematics and Science Partnership program.
The program aims to improve K–12 classroom instruction and student achievement in math and science by providing intensive, content-rich professional development to teachers.
VCSU’s Great Plains STEM Education Center director Jamie Wirth and his department are holding professional development sessions for K–12 teachers in 8 North Dakota school districts from now through March of 2016 one of those was held in Edgeley, North Dakota. Check out the video below.
VCSU’s Great Plains STEM Education Center director Jamie Wirth and his department are holding professional development sessions for K–12 teachers in 8 North Dakota school districts.
Wirth said “We’re excited to be able to bring these area teachers to VCSU and work with them on putting integrative STEM methods and curriculum into their schools,” He added, “Our experience has been that teachers appreciate what we’re able to share, and when they bring these project-based lessons into their classrooms, students are much more engaged and energized about learning.”
The project, which runs through September 2016, includes monthly 1-day professional development sessions from now thru March, followed by a 5-day summer camp in June on the VCSU campus.
Below are comments from administration staff members in the Edgeley school district following a Family Engineering Night and STEM Design Challenge Night last month in Edgeley, North Dakota.