Baker High School: How a Contaminated “Brownfield” Inspired a Unique STEM Course, Motivated Students, & Increased Achievement
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) gets real for high school students when they tackle the cleanup and redevelopment of a local contaminated property (a brownfield). We supported the district to deliver an innovative, project-based STEM course that engaged students as scientists, engineers and community decision-makers. Find out how this approach increased science outcomes and student motivation.
Like many urban schools, Ypsilanti (MI) Community middle school has grappled with increasing racial segregation, poverty, and low achievement. Instead of narrowing instruction to focus on test preparation, a team of teachers redesigned the language arts and history curriculum to focus on diversity and racial equity. Learn how this bold change helped improve student achievement on Common Core standards by up to 95%.
The future is a story yet to be written. How can curriculum empower students to become authors of a better world? Susan Santone shares her vision.