The Elementary STEM Program, with support from a DoDEA grant, has grown from 2 teachers to 8 teachers. Six teachers were recently approved by the Madison City School Board to move from classroom teacher to full time STEM teacher beginning with the 23-24 school year. These six teachers will join two STEM teachers that have been providing STEM instruction to all 4th grade classrooms.
Joining our two current STEM teachers Julie Vandiver and Kawana Gardner, will be Megan Hockey, Jennifer Corley, Clairissa Stegherr, Megan Gowan, Carlalee Mckee, and Sarah Stewart.
The 8 STEM teachers are excited to begin planning for weekly STEM instruction for all PreK through fifth grade students. Lessons will be focused on selected Alabama Course of Study objectives in the areas of math, science, digital literacy and computer science with engineering concepts interwoven.
STEM teachers will begin participating in professional development this school year and throughout the summer. Professional development topics will focus on learning best practices for STEM teaching and learning. Teachers will also learn how to incorporate new technology equipment and supplies to create engaging lessons.
With the growth of our Elementary STEM Program, Madison City students will now have opportunities to engage in STEM at every level PreK through graduation.