K20 Center Announces STEM Academics

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Eleven Schools Across Oklahoma Preparing to Become STEM-Ready Schools

The Oklahoma State Department of Education’s STEM Department and the University of Oklahoma’s K20 Center are pleased to announce that 11 elementary schools have been awarded the 2013-2014 STEM-Ready Elementary Schools grant.  The 2013-2014 STEM-Ready Schools are: Bishop  Elementary, Charles Evans Elementary, Ardmore, Chouteau-Mazie Elementary, Elmore City Pernell Elementary, Howe Elementary, Muldrow Elementary, Mustang Trails Elementary, Liberty Elementary, Sapulpa, Rocky Mountain Elementary, Watts Elementary, Woodland Hills Elementary, and Lawton.  Over 225 educators in these schools will receive professional development throughout the year from K20 STEM Specialists to assist teachers in integrating STEM lessons into their classrooms.  They will also receive classroom resources and materials for hosting a STEM Family Night for their school community the spring semester of 2014.

Press Release:  Eight K20 STEM-Ready Model Schools Identified Across Oklahoma

2013-2014 STEM-Ready Model Schools:

District School
Deer Creek Rose Union  Elementary
Keota Keota Elementary
Mangum Edison Elementary
Mustang Mustang Elementary
Peggs Peggs Elementary
Silo Silo Elementary
Springer Springer Elementary
Wellston Wellston Elementary


STEM Readiness

K20STEM-Ready Schools is a statewide initiative funded by the Oklahoma State Department of Education for school year 2012-2013. K20 STEM prepares pK-6 teachers in selected Oklahoma schools in STEM content and pedagogy aligned to C3 curriculum by providing year-long professional development with regular onsite teacher visits and instructional materials for the classrooms.

The K20 STEM goal is to produce overall school improvement that lays the foundation to prepare students for college and STEM careers. The results will be increases in teachers’ STEM content knowledge and increases in use of research-based practices by PK-6 teachers as well as increases in student success in Oklahoma College, Career, and Citizen C3 curriculum, especially science and mathematics. This STEM project will impact approximately 190 teachers and approximately 3,700 students in their classrooms and serve as a model for other Oklahoma schools and classrooms. A STEM family night will be held in the spring.

The Oklahoma State Department of Education and the K20 Center are pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Awardees for the K20 STEM – Building STEM-Ready Elementary Schools. The K20 STEM-Ready School Awardees for 2012-2013 include: Springer Elementary, Edison Elementary in Mangum, Silo Elementary, Traub Elementary in Mid-Del Schools, Peggs Elementary, Mustang Elementary, Rose Union Elementary in Deer Creek, Wellston Elementary, Keota Elementary, and Grand View Elementary.


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