More STEM Programs Coming To GDOE

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There will be a professional development day in April for middle school aquaponics and a high school underwater robotics in May.

Guam – Expect more robotics, hydroponics, going green ideas and more activities at the Department of Education schools this coming school year.

 

GDOE is working on integrating and strengthening Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, programs into their strategic plan. For about a week, DOE teachers and program coordinators are currently working with a McRel International STEM Director to complete DOE’s STEM plan. Some of their goals include increasing the number of students who pursue higher education and careers in STEM fields, teachers and administrators participating in professional learning until every educator is STEM literate, and collaborations and partnerships within the community. 

McRel International STEM Director Anne Tweed says, “There’s also then opportunities for them to create competitions for kids to engage in, getting them into those career pathways that are STEM-based, but giving those kids a chance to know what STEM is and what they might be interested in doing.”
 
GDOE College Pathway Program Director Leah Beth Naholowaa says, “Twenty to thirty years from now, we’re going to need doctors, nurses, engineers that will take care of our island so this is preparing them for those careers.”