New Education District 51 Program Advances
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION,Colo. School District 51 is updating its new technical program, called STEM, with hopes of spreading it across all local District 51 schools after a business meeting on Tuesday.
STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math and is geared to make science, math and engineering more interactive for students.
However, the STEM program is not only geared for the students but it’s actually having teachers learn by trying new instructional techniques.
Officials say the program is in its beginning stages and in a couple of weeks the district will evaluate the progress from both teachers and students.
Educators say this program helps develop youth at an early age helping students actually enjoy science related fields in school.
"So that their competent in science that their comfortable with mathematics. They understand how science and math apply or applied technological innovations,” said Math and Science Center Director Teresa Coons.
"We will definitely start to implement some things and it might just look a little differently in the classrooms and hopefully learn a great deal from that so we can spread things across the district,” said Teri LeFebre from School Board District 51.
Officials say this is a two-year program that began in June 2013.