Elementary teachers get training on new STEM curriculum
Some local teachers are looking to teach students at an earlier age about STEM.
On Monday afternoon at the Bay District Schools Media Center, local educators went through training for a new STEM curriculum.
The training focused on elementary education. Teachers learned new hands-on ways to teach kids about STEM - using games and demonstrations to teach them about coding, cyber security, and more.
Those involved with the training said it’s all about getting kids interested in STEM at an early age.
Amy Harvey, the principal of Northside Elementary said, “Built into each of the modules is those soft skills all of our children need - collaboration, working together, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. So they’re hands-on fun activities that the kids are not even realizing really that they’re learning as much as they are.”
Officials say some elementary schools are planning to start the curriculum next school year.