2018 GEMS Club Coach Applications and Filling the Gap

From Western Piedmont Council of Government Reports

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GEMS Club Coaches Needed

Calling for teachers to apply to become GEMS club coaches!! These clubs will allow girls to gain confidence in science, technology, engineering, and math. There has been a great deal of research that continues to provide evidence that gender is the gap found in STEM careers.

Fill in the Gap – Project Based Learning

Teachers will work with local STEM businesses to create and implement a project-based learning (PBL) unit in their classes. PBL units allow students to do authentic work/learning. All their work is based on a real-life problem or issue, in this case at a local STEM business. Aligning this issue with the mandated state standards provides a meaningful framework for students. The final projects will be diverse and yet relevant to students and the business. The pilot project carried out in 2014-15 and in 2016-17, and 2017-18 provided mandatory engagement for students. If they are engaged they are learning.

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