Your help could further MMSA’s vision of a brighter STEM future for the State of Maine and the nation. Today, I ask you to support MMSA and become a part of the movement to support exciting new ways for our youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
How can we use community-based experiences to empower
students in STEM learning?
Join us on March 23, 2020, for a Symposium of Student Presentations!
5:30-7:30pm at the Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium
Over the past 8 months, students and teachers from across the state have worked together to design and implement STEM projects addressing a challenge facing their community. At the symposium, student leaders will share the story of their progress to date as well as their plans for the future. Teachers will also share about their experiences incorporating experiential STEM into their classrooms.
Families, school administrators, community members and local business leaders, are invited to celebrate these passionate students and educators while learning about some of the most innovative programs in Maine schools today.
The Experiential STEM project is bringing together a variety of research-based strategies to enable instructional reform that will give students the opportunity to:
- Become more empowered in learning the content they need to succeed academically
- Improve academic achievement
- See the connections between what they learn in the classroom and how it applies to their communities
- Create lasting connections to the STEM workforce needs in their own communities
Throughout 2019, MMSA is providing focused, non-hierarchical professional development that works with teams of students and educators together –learning and planning curriculum side-by-side. Educators and students are working together to identify problems within their community and use STEM learning to develop lasting solutions.
- Experiential STEM is a collaboration between Administrators, Teachers and Students
- Experiential STEM feature on the PBLWorks Blog: Designing Projects with Students, Not for Them
This project is currently funded by the Davis Family Foundation.