WCPSS School, Hilburn Academy’s STEM, Showcased in Illinois
Raleigh, NC, 10/18/2012 – Moni Singh, Founder and CEO, STEM For Kids was invited to present about innovation in education at the 5th Business Innovation Conference in Illinois at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
The economic imperative of STEM has been strongly advocated by businesses, educators and governments alike. While, USA is unbeatable in Olympics sports, in STEM graduation rate, USA is behind 22 OECD nations. Mrs. Singh in her presentation made the case that the question is not “why STEM” anymore but “how STEM”? Mrs. Singh concluded that “Innovation in STEM education entails starting early, making it fun and enriching it with the 3Cs (Critical Thinking, Communication & Collaboration)”.
As an example of innovation in action, Mrs. Singh showcased The Hilburn Academy, first K-8 school in the Wake County Public School System. On its mission of preparing 21st century learners and leaders with a superior global STEM education, Hilburn Academy has undertaken several key actions including project and inquiry based learning; and a focus on access to technology through its new computer lab and engineering/robotics lab under construction.
STEM For Kids, LLC is offering STEM enrichment option for elementary age children. Track-out and summer camps are available with flexible schedules (half / full days; 2/ 3/ 4/ 5 days per week). STEM For Kids’ programs emphasize hands-on experiences to provide structured thinking, designing and building stuff all in a fun way. Children get to take home all of their projects at the end of the program.