Hoosier Elementary Schools Earn STEM Status
The Indiana Department of Education has announced twelve additional elementary schools are now certified in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curriculum. The latest cohort brings to 90 the number of Hoosier schools to achieve the STEM designation.
IDOE said the STEM Certified Schools program, which was created in 2015, recognizes schools focused on a commitment to teaching STEM disciplines beyond the classroom.
The agency said to achieve the certification schools must institute a non-traditional approach to education, employing a great deal of inquiry, project-based learning, community engagement, entrepreneurship, student-centered classrooms, integration into humanities and related arts, and out-of-school STEM activities.
The following is a list of 2020 STEM Certified schools:
- Eminence Community School Corporation – Eminence Elementary
- Medora Community School Corporation – Medora Elementary
- MSD Lawrence Township – Crestview Elementary
- MSD Lawrence Township – Forest Glen Elementary
- MSD Lawrence Township – Oaklandon Elementary
- New Castle Community School Corporation – Parker Elementary
- Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation – Elm Road Elementary
- South Dearborn Community School Corporation – Aurora Elementary
- Tell City-Troy Township School Corporation – William Tell Elementary
- Warsaw Community Schools – Claypool Elementary
- Warsaw Community Schools – Jefferson Elementary
- Warsaw Community Schools – Madison Elementary