Lafayette Elementary, San Francisco
As their school district moves towards adopting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the six member, K-5th grade teacher team will pursue professional development to transform their science and math instruction to help students develop a design thinking mindset. The team will attend the Engineering is Elementary sessions provided by the Museum of Science in Boston, and plan a STEM retreat with their district’s science department and community-based science organizations to bring the NGSS to their classrooms. By working in a professional learning community to pilot the Engineering is Elementary curriculum, they aim to move from a traditional method of subject matter instruction to an integrated STEM approach.
Lafayette Elementary School Team Attends Workshop at Museum of Science, Boston
On December 1, 2016, five LIGHT Awards team members from Lafayette Elementary School attended the “Linking the E and M in STEM” workshop at the Museum of Science in Boston. The Building NGSS Knowledge and STEM Education team shares about their experience.