Teachers at Oasis Charter Schools are looking for professionals in the STEM fields to join their advisory board.
They hope to bring real-world problems into classroom lessons and projects and pave the way for future expansion of STEM at Oasis.
“What can we do besides using plastic in our beaches?” asked Lori McLain, STEM and makerspace facilitator, as an example of a typical challenge posed to students. “So we’re just talking about design challenges in our community and we’re looking to try to solve that in a prototype or modeling fashion.”
“We see that at the elementary level, kids have a natural curiosity for STEM: They like to tinker, they like to make, they like to explore and figure out the world around them,” said John Omundsen, coordinator for K-12 STEM education at Oasis Charter Schools….