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STEM and Computer Science for All

 

What is STEM in Douglas County Schools?

 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education in Douglas County Schools develops students who can think critically and solve problems.  Teachers provide integrated learning opportunities for students, enabling them to design solutions to problems, carry out science investigations, build prototypes, and make claims and argue from evidence in real-life situations. 

STEM Certification

Schools that implement STEM curricula are able to apply for STEM certification, a designation that provides documentation of instruction that is integrated, problem-based, and relatable to real-life situations.  There are three types of certification available to schools: Douglas County STEM Certification, Georgia STEM Certification, and AdvancEd National STEM Certification.

Douglas County STEM Certification recognizes schools or programs that provide an enriched STEM learning environment that is above and beyond the usual exemplary practices in DCSS. 

    To learn more about Douglas County STEM Certification, click here.

The Georgia Department of Education awards Georgia STEM Certification to schools that prepare students for work in the 21st century global economy through criteria of strong STEM education. 

    To learn more about Georgia STEM Certification, click here.

AdvancEd National STEM Certification "provides institutions as well as programs within institutions a research-based framework and criteria for their awareness, continuous improvement and assessment of the quality, rigor and substance of their STEM educational programs." 

     To learn more about AdvancEd National STEM Certification, click here.  

 

STEM Schools 

The STEM Academy at Lithia Springs High School is the only high school in Georgia that has been awarded both state and national STEM Certification.  The LSHS STEM Academy "prepares students to succeed in the global society of the 21st Century by developing critical skills and knowledge in the core academics."  

 

Computer Science For All in Douglas County Schools

CS For All is an initiative to increase opportunities for all students, across all grade levels, to study Computer Science (CS), a growing, high-demand industry and worldwide economic driver. 

Over the next three years, the Douglas County Computer Science Task Force will work to develop teacher capacity and integrate CS into existing math and science classes.  In addition, the system will create courses solely focused on CS foundational and advanced skills.

 

 

Resources for STEM Teachers

Check out this website from Texax Instruments that hosts videos about STEM careers and enables students to "stemify" their selfies!  Good information and lots of fun for elementary and middle school students.

 http://www.genstemcontest.com/?utm_campaign=CL11466%20GenSTEM%20Contest&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&utm_content=CL11466%20GenSTEM%20Contest%20Email%201 

 

 

 

  

 

Science For Kids: Comprehensive STEM Guide For Kids Grades K-12

by MASTERS IN DATA SCIENCE:  https://www.mastersindatascience.com/science-for-kids-comprehensive-stem-guide-for-kids-grades-k-12/

 

If you are looking for a STEM project or STEM challenge, check out this website.  It also has links to STEM games, videos, and clubs.

 

 

CDC Science Ambassador Fellowship

 

Apply Now! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recruiting teachers and educational leaders to bring public health into middle and high schools across the United States and beyond. Selected fellows tour CDC’s state-of-the-art facilities and work with CDC scientists to design innovative lessons using today’s emerging public health topics.
 
Who? Teachers and educational leaders
When? July 16-20, 2018
Where? CDC Headquarters (Atlanta, GA)
How? Apply Now through January 15, 2018
 
For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/careerpaths/scienceambassador.

 

 


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