The purpose of this blog is to explore Louisiana's strategy and capacity for advancing STEM education, careers, and workforce for all. Louisiana has its own array of STEM assets, strengths and approaches in place - thus this site is designed to discover these strategies and activities. Not just a PK12 issue - all stakeholders, higher education, workforce development, economic development, business & industry, are welcome to participate. Hopefully the site will pose and answer questions that will ultimately help guide and focus diverse partners in this effort.


STEM-Rich Learning Environments

Museum of Boston
"Engineering is Elementary" - Also  the iterative "Engineering Design Model: Ask, Imagine, plan, create, improve"): 

(Not endorsing the program per se, but this short introductory video gives the viewer some idea of how STEM can be addressed in elementary grades with engineering).

(View - 1:30 - 5:57 or more if time permits)

Texarkana ISD
Good example of Pk-12 STEM integration & engineering:  Morriss Elementary, Texas Middle and Texas High School. (Texarkana ISD Profile)
Produced by Kim Fossey and Myles Taylor for the Texas High School Project.

Arts Integration for Deeper Learning
This middle school uses an "Artful Teaching" approach - an approach to teaching creative thinking routines like inquiry and reasoning to explore artistic works and subjects across the curriculum.  Program has resulted in high math and reading scores as well as increased attendance.

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