Atlanta Public Schools kicks off the new year with a commitment of improving STEM education capacity and interest for all student
January 9, 2012
Atlanta Public Schools kicks off the new year with a commitment to improving STEM education capacity and interest for all students. While STEM schools have historically tended to target the top math and science students within the district, Atlanta Public Schools is out front implementing a true STEM pedagogy with a broader reach of serving all students. Atlanta Public School students will be engaged in STEM based learning activities designed to empower them with the capacity to solve open ended problems. Participating students will develop a student digital portfolio documenting their achievement and competency. The digital portfolio can be utilized in pursuit of internships, jobs opportunities and post-secondary advancement. Course completing students can earn up to (3) university and career and technical college credits.
Russell Mickelson Chief Executive Officer, "Atlanta Public School's commitment to improve the STEM education capacity of all students will contribute to the overall well-being of metro Atlanta. The STEM Academy academic philosophy and curriculum treatment will empower students with the ability to solve open-ended problems or establish engineering habits of the mind. As a STEM literate citizenry emerges the community innovative capacity will improve which will contribute directly to high paying job creation".