Renee Jewell, a Newton-Conover Middle School EC teacher, was recently notified that she was accepted into the 2015 STEM Fellows cohort, in association with Discovery Place. This commitment will span several semesters and will require Renee to engage in STEM activities in her classroom and with her training co-hort.
The application pool for STEM Fellows was record setting with roughly 50% more applications accepted than in 2014. By design, the final selection for the cohort is diverse with representatives from public, private, and charter schools; kindergarten through high school; and members of the world of informal education.
The STEM co-hort training/learning sessions will take place primarily at the Discovery Place Education Studio at the Bank of America STEM Center for Career Development, approximately one block away from Discovery Place in Uptown Charlotte.
The purpose of the STEM Fellows program is to provide engaging learning opportunities to equip educators with the content knowledge and pedagogical skills needed to inspire students. STEM Fellows focus specifically on objectives to increase self-efficacy and attitudes toward science, technology, engineering and math. The program empowers teachers to transform their classrooms, as well as their schools, into effective centers for STEM education, according to http://www.discoveryplace.org/blog/post/139/Have-you-heard-about-STEM-Fellows.
N-CMS congratulates Ms. Jewell on being accepted into the STEM Fellows community! The staff and students look forward to her leadership and growth in this area as they forge into the STEM initiative with full implementation in the fall of 2015.