STEM Excellence Awards
STEM Excellence Awards Committee Members
Timothy Childers Timothy Childers
Assistant Principal for Technology Integration, L&N STEM Academy
Wes Hall Karie Huttner
Educational Technology Coordinator and Math Resource Teacher, Verona Area School District
Dr. Carla Johnson Dr. Carla Johnson
Associate Dean for Research, Engagement and Global Partnerships, Professor of Science Education, College of Education, Purdue University
Tod Kennedy Todd Kennedy
Manager of Technology Services, Golden Hills School Division No. 75
Lance Lennon Lance Lennon
District Technology Director, Eagle Grove Community School District
Dr. Erin Peters-Burton Dr. Erin Peters-Burton
Director and Associate Professor, Division of Educational Psychology, Research Methods and Education Policy, George Mason University
Mark Smith Mark Smith
Executive Director, Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL);
Chair, FETC STEM Excellence Awards Committee

The FETC STEM Excellence Awards recognize excellence and innovation in the field of STEM education at the primary, middle and high school levels, with winners selected from each level.

STEM Excellence Awards applications are evaluated based on the use of Interdisciplinary Curriculum, Collaboration, Design, Problem Solving and the STEM Experiences offered.

Congratulations to the 2017 FETC STEM Excellence Awards Finalists!
Awards will be presented Thursday, January 26 live at FETC. Come meet this year’s finalists to find out what’s happening across the country — and gain ideas you can use — as FETC recognizes schools and districts that are revolutionizing STEM education.

Elementary School Division
Liberty Elementary School, Loudoun County Public Schools (Va.) Mountain View Elementary School, Prince William County Schools (Va.) Oxford Elementary School, Oxford USD 358 (Kansas)

Middle School Division
Engineering and Science University Magnet Middle School, New Haven Public Schools (Conn.) Laing Middle School of Science and Technology, Charleston County School District (S.C.) Rose Park Magnet Middle Prep, Metro Nashville Public Schools (Tenn.)

High School Division
Engineering and Science University Magnet High School, New Haven Public Schools (Conn.) Mater Academy Charter, Miami Dade School District (Fla.) Riverview High School, Anglophone East School District (Canada)

STEM is the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics integrated into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications. Teachers are increasingly instructing this interdisciplinary approach as it relates to students’ future success in college, careers and life. This engagement of the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity) also provides students with the ability to compete in a new global economy with a workforce population rich in STEM skills and opportunities.

What separates STEM from the traditional science and math education is the blended learning environment that incorporates both face-to-face instruction with online, interactive training from multimedia resources, engaging experts in the field in real-time classroom learning experiences. This allows students to access content 24/7 from their own web connection, while providing teachers more free time to focus on increasing classroom engagement through discussion, labs, or even project-based or problem-based assignments.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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