This curriculum helps build the skills our children will need to become the innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders of our future. —Ms. René Perry, CCS STEM Specialist
In a STEM class, we work at empowering students to thrive in an evolving world. Each activity or action is focused on meeting our goal or solving a challenge. With our common goal, we follow the engineering design process together. As we journey through the process of exploring, building, and analyzing, students realize there may be more than one solution to a problem. They learn to ask questions, ask for help from a peer, and form their team. They practice empathy while they assist each other and build their team. Students work through the emotions of frustration and perseverance as they deal with design changes. All these skills will have a positive effect in their lives both now and in the future. Each student transforms like a butterfly … they complete their projects and leave self-confident and full of potential!
In recent years, CCS STEM specialist René Perry has developed an exclusive STEM program for all our K–6 students. This program as well as our STEM curriculum received national Distinguished School recognition by Project Lead the Way (PLTW) for achieving exemplary results during the 2019-20 school year!