Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Better trained teachers can help prepare students for modern jobs, say state and county officials.
Wednesday, March 13
By Krystal Nancoo-Russell, Capital News Service Teachers need more training to help students learn key science, technology, engineering and math skills, Maryland’s school superintendent said Tuesday. “One of the things we have to do as a school system -- and we’re taking full responsibility of that -- is look at the ways that we are preparing our professionals to train our students,” superintendent Lillian Lowery said at a forum on STEM education in Washington. Especially in middle schools, where teachers are required to cover multiple subjects, Lowery said it is challenging to create professional development opportunities focused on those skills. The teacher development program needs to be redesigned to incorporate more STEM skills, …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Learn how college credit can be earned for prior work and life experience, get free academic advising, and more in March.
LARGO, Md. —Discover the arts and learn about careers in science at Prince George’s Community College during March. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 301-336-6000. Academic Advising, March 4–22, Bladen Hall, Room 124. Review academic programs with a college advisor and plan for upcoming semesters. Students studying health sciences can schedule appointments March 4–8, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) majors March 11–15 and Liberal Arts concentrations will meet March 18–22. Sankofa Heritage Revealed, March 4–April 11, Marlboro Gallery. Experience the artwork of anthropologist Ella Maria Ray as she uses three-dimensional art to understand the complex vision of Africana people. Gallery …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The Upper Marlboro Elementary School will receive money to help create programs with an engineering focus.
Barack Obama Elementary in Upper Marlboro is one of the schools recently named as a recipient of a $60,000 grant from the Maryland State Department of Education to pilot the Engineering in Elementary (EIE) program. The EIE focuses on students in first and second grades. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to develop their science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills,” Verjeana M. Jacobs, Chair of the Prince George's County Board of Education, said. “We are helping to spark students’ interest in science at an early age and teaching them skills that can be used in the real world.” The program helps peak the interest of students in the field of engineering at a young age. It is classroom-tested and integrates the …