Middle School to Professional Development: Interdisciplinary STEM for Multiple Stakeholders


The STEMITL project is an interdisciplinary collaboration between a Southeastern University's middle grades education department and local PDS partner school districts incorporating six full-day immersive projects for seventh-grade students. During the 2016-2017 academic year, seventh-grade students were brought to the university's newly constructed STEAM Center where middle grades practicum students implemented day-long interdisciplinary lessons co-designed by faculty and teacher candidates. Lessons incorporated social studies, science, mathematics, and literacy around a central theme of water pollution in China.

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Spring 2018

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Copyright © 2018 NAPDS. This article first appeared in the School-University Partnerships 11:1 (Spring 2018), 57-59.

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