A STEM club offers challenges and opportunities to young students as an extension of classes supported by Project Lead the Way.
At Trinity Lutheran School and Archbishop Bergan Elementary School in Nebraska, students are learning to integrete3 STEM into everyday learning through Project Lead the Way, a non profit organization that supports students in kindergarten through 12th grade across the country as they learn programming.
Trinity began to implement the Project Lead the Way curriculum two years ago. Bergan Elementary began this year. According to Bergan Principal Dan Koenig, the goal is to implement STEM learning at the high school level during the next school year.
However, STEM doesnt just stop with the school day. Both Trinity and bergan students have even more challenges and fun with learning at an after school STEM cCub. The club is held once a week after regular school hours inside the Trinity lunchroom. The main goal of the club is to show the students how to have fun with STEM activities, as well as stimulate critical thinking and promote solving real world problems. In addition, a goal is to give students a voice
First and foremost, the club will be centered on the students having fun, as well as critically thinking about solutions to real-world problems. In addition another STEM Club goal is to allow students to have a voice about their interests and activities.