A Teacher Institute for Professional Practice in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Imagine a dramatically new approach to teaching and learning characterized by challenging, problem-based learning experiences that tear down compartmentalized disciplines and curriculums, and engage students in scientific inquiry and the engineering design process. Imagine a learning environment rich in opportunities for discovery that not only build scientific and engineering expertise but also foster teamwork, communication skills, critical thinking and creativity. Now imagine that these environments and experiences are available to every student, in every school, in every community.
To support this learning revolution, the Dayton Regional STEM Center (DRSC) coordinates an established network of regional institutions and professionals that provides rich opportunities for STEM education by training and supporting educators, designing curriculum aligned to the workforce needs, training school leaders at the district and building level, and supporting schools and program models committed to STEM teaching and learning.
The DRSC has created a STEM Fellows Model which has brought together 250 of the best and the brightest professionals in the region—a mix of preschool through high school teachers, higher education faculty and researchers, and practicing STEM industry professionals—to work in teams to align academic standards, curricula and assessments with the expectations of college and work in key regional economic clusters.
Review our STEM lessons. They focus on Energy, Power, and Propulsion; Sensors; Advanced Manufacturing and Materials; Medicine/Human Performance; Air Systems; Agricultural Engineering; and Environmental Engineering. Each lesson is differentiated to meet the needs of all learners including gifted students and students with disabilities.
DRSC curriculum is meant to foster a deep understanding of academic standards as
students work in a collaborative inquiry setting that fosters a rich understanding of STEM practices and career fields through interdisciplinary problem based experiences.