Last month as a part of the “Principal for Almost a Day” program, I had the honor of spending (almost) a day shadowing Ericka Guynes, principal of Earl Boyles Elementary School in the David Douglas School District.
Despite lots of change in the world of standards and teacher expectations, there are many classroom teachers who in the past could fit new standards into the same projects and lessons they have assigned year after year. These teachers seemed impervious to change. However, change is here for all teachers, and it is not coming from policy makers; it’s coming from technology.
The skinny here is: “Defined STEM is a web-based application designed to promote effective and relevant connections between 21st century learning skills and how those skills are used across all subjects and curriculum."
The following excerpt is from the Oregon Department of Education's November newsletter. To read this newsletter in its entirety and to read archived newsletters, visit the ODE Education Update webpage.