It's back to school for middle and high school teachers
By Tom Hutton | CU Colorado Springs
The teachers will dissect sheep brains, mold clay into the shape of human organs, and learn the intricacies of DNA in an effort to inspire their middle and high school students and to consider college majors and, eventually, careers in STEM fields. The efforts are part of Project Lead The Way’s Summer Core Training program.
Increasing the number of students studying STEM is a national goal with many employers reporting job applicants are often rejected because of basic science and math skill deficiencies.
Project Lead The Way is a 501c3 organization that provides rigorous and innovative STEM education curricular programs used in schools. The organization hopes to prepare students for a place in a global economy and to create a network of educators, students, universities and professionals.
UCCS is the organization’s Colorado affiliate. For more information, visit www.pltw.org.