First time in Gujarat to organise such training camp of the teachers
First time in Gujarat-teachers will be trained by trainers from Georgia Southern University, USA starting from January 19th to 23rd 2020. Vadodara is hosting first of its kind training where teachers get training from STEM specialists coming from Georgia Southern University. The selected promising educators from the workshops will then visit USA for the next level of advanced STEM training with real time industry-based internships.
City based BRG Group Urmi school is conducting the training camp where 40 city school teachers are getting extensive training by Dr. Kania Greer and Dr. Karin Fisher professors from Georgia University along with STEM CEO Dr. Paddy Sharma. The aim is to implement practical based learning module STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) for the teachers and students. STEM is challenge based hands-on practical education which aims to foster inquisitive minds, logical reasoning and collaboration skills.
STEM Methodology empowers schools to prepare students for the future without affecting the original curriculum. STEM center of excellence is a full service education firm providing an interactive curriculum, teacher training and expertise in building and launching STEM Schools from Kindergarten to 12th standard. STEMCOE believes in an interdisciplinary approach to STEM education which engages students in critical thinking through authentic and experiential learning experiences within the framework of standards based instruction.
STEM cultivates a stimulating learning environment that infuses inquiry and stimulates critical out-of-the-box thinking paving way for schools to proudly product business and social leaders and responsible world citizens. It will also help in better job prospects for the students. STEM jobs are projected to grow 13% between 2017 to 2027 in the USA and occupations have wages above national average.
The main thing is to provide practical based learning in schools in parallel with the curriculum and whichever ever schools opt for the module they will be providing the training and materials. Right now STEM is spreading in few states of India including Gujarat and in talks with various schools in Vadodara. They are also trying to target the lower level and special schools to bridge the gap.