GCC and GDOE Teachers Explore “Sticky Learning”


Guam – Author and career academies expert Sandra Mittelsteadt is teaching 28 Guam Community College and Guam Department of Education teachers about the “Sticky Learning” method this week at GCC.

Her workshop, “Integrating CTE and Academics Education” wraps up Friday, June 29, in the Training Room in GCC’s new Student Center. The workshop is funded by a USDOE Carl D. Perkins IV grant, in conjunction with the Obama administration’s directive on funding for career academies.

[L to R: Marivic Schrage, GCC CTE Prostart instructor at SSHS; Sandra Mittelsteadt, author and president of Zayn Consulting, and Elizabeth Puckett, SSHS math teacher, discuss real world applications of math concepts during Mittelsteadt’s “Sticky Learning” workshop being conducted this week at GCC. The workshop wraps up on Friday.]

The free workshop helps core academic and CTE teachers design project-based, integrated learning activities that teach 21st century skills.  The training is based in part on Sticky Learning, a how-to book by Mittelsteadt that demonstrates to teachers how to create learning environments that will motivate and facilitate deep learning for students by using real world applications. The curriculum unit that teachers develop during the workshop meets the National Common Core State Standards.

Mittlesteadt is the former executive director of the National Career Academy Coalition and co-author of educational how-to books centered around career academies and integrated curriculum.

She also serves as president of Zayn Consulting, a company specializing in connecting businesses to education.