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Instructional STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

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Newport News Public Schools prides itself in being ahead of the curve when it comes to STEM education. Everything we do in Newport News Public Schools is driven by our mission to prepare our students to be college, career, and citizen ready.

Newport News Public Schools has embarked on an aggressive STEM education initiative that prepares students to take full advantage of STEM opportunities in higher education and career fields. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, are key to a prosperous community and quality careers for this and future generations.

STEM in Action

Camp Connect 2014
Career Pathways hosted Camp Connect for rising 7th and 8th graded students to gain valuable experience this summer while developing college, career, and citizen-ready skills. Students had the opportunity to participate in college tours, explore careers, and gain community and school service experiences. Business and industry need a well-educated work force that can help them remain competitive in a global market. Together, Career Pathways and STEM will provide thousands of our students with the skills and education needed for some of the fastest growing job categories in the nation.
Learning and Leading Academy
Education does not stop when you graduate from school. Throughout the summer over 1,000 teachers went back to the classroom and participated in the Learning and Leading Academy. Participants had the opportunity to increase their professional knowledge, expand their areas of expertise, and develop a professional network. As school begins this fall, much has been done to lay the groundwork for an exciting and productive year.

Smart is something you becomeSTEM is more than just a grouping of subject areas. It is an undertaking to develop the deep mathematical and scientific foundations students need to be competitive in the 21st-century.

Seeking to move beyond STEM support programs and isolated courses, iSTEM helps highlight our belief that STEM is pedagogy. Instructional STEM develops the idea that STEM in itself is not a curriculum, but rather a way of organizing and delivering instruction.

STEM students

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Newport News Public Schools is uniquely positioned to take full advantage of the high concentration of STEM-related careers in this region. NNPS has established strong Career Pathways and magnet initiatives that align strongly with national STEM goals.

During the 2014-2015 school year, all elementary schools will implement a new STEM curriculum to include engineering design. In addition, students can select from nine STEM-focused schools and programs. Through the recent modernization of NNPS Science Labs, numerous summer STEM camps, and other specialized programs, NNPS is building a comprehensive STEM culture in our school division and community.

Community Support of iSTEM

The business and civic communities are strong supporters and partners of the NNPS STEM initiative. More than 15 major partners have come together to support the development of both the Governorís Health Sciences Academy and the Governor's STEM Academy.

These organizations have introduced resources and expertise to our schools that are essential to providing a relevant, hands-on experience for our students.

NNPS Educators: Are you looking to infuse STEM into your classroom? Do you need materials, community support, or assistance? Submit a request here!

Community Partners: Do you have a question about STEM or ways to help support STEM initiatives? Please share your contact information.

STEM News: We are always looking to highlight STEM news in our schools and community. Please share your STEM news here to be featured on our webpage.


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