Spring Valley to introduce STEM project next year

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Spring Valley Elementary School in O’Neals will revamp its curriculum this fall to pilot a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program in grades 4-8.

The Spring Valley STEM project will be co-coordinated by 4-5th grade teacher Nicole Bush and 6-8th grade science teacher Ryan Collings during its pilot year, with the goal of extending the program to serve grades Transitional Kindergarten (TK)-8 in the coming years.

The revamp stems from the Obama Administration’s goal of ensuring strong and strategic national leadership by creating 1,000 new STEM schools over the next decade, Collings said.

But students won’t be limited to just those four areas of study, Collings assured...


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