Jimmy Brown Elementary to participate in national STEM pilot program

Jimmy Brown Elementary has been selected as one of 44 schools in the United States to pilot the newest science, technology, engineering and mathematics program for students in grades K-5.

The elementary STEM program is designed and developed by Project Lead the Way.

As part of the program, students will participate in hands-on, project-based learning that aligns with standards such as Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

Stacy Reynold has been designated as the Master Teacher for the elementary pilot and will help provide professional development for the teachers who will be involved in the pilot program.

Nationwide, the schools will test 12 STEM modules and play an integral role in the development of the final version of the curriculum by providing feedback on their experiences to PLTW. The final version of the elementary program will be available to all school districts in the United States for the 2014-2015 school year.

Details: Gina Richard at (870) 628-4111 or gina.richard@scmail.k12.ar.us