STEM Enrichment is offered to all students at Stoddert in grades 3-5, during reserved specials block (50 minutes) once per week. It is led by Mr. Mark McCants. (firstname.lastname@example.org) The students are introduced to critical thinking and research skills, along with other enriched learning experiences with the goal of completing a research project as a culminating activity, which is usually based on the interest of the student(s). This year we have added STEM into our enrichment program. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) This will allow us to enrich our students’ academic experience more towards meeting the 21st century standards of learning and Next Generation State Standards (NGSS). Students are given the choice of whether they would like to complete the project by themselves, in a pair, or a small group (no more than 3 students) based on their personal interests.
STEM Enrichment sessions and deadlines throughout the year
As a part of our STEM Enrichment class, students are held accountable by their quality of work, time-management, focus on the task, and completion of their culminating activity. This truly keeps our kiddos engaged throughout the process of each session. Here is the grading rubric and accountability checklist that highlights student expectations in STEM Enrichment this year. All STEM students were made familiar with these documents and have their own copies in their personal work folder.
Below you will find the tentative timeline of each session throughout the year:
August 26th – November 1st (session 1)
November 1st – January 24th (session 2)
January 24th – April 7th (session 3)
April 7th – June 19th (session 4)