The first elementary school in Texas to earn STEM campus certification will be in Flower Mound.
Donald Elementary School, 2400 Forest Vista Drive, will be the home of Lewisville ISD’s first Science, Technology, Math and Science academy, beginning in August. The school’s STEM National Certification Event will be held on Thursday morning, according to the school district.
Donald Elementary is the first elementary school in Texas and fourth in the country to earn STEM campus certification.
At the LISD STEM Academy, students will learn all of the foundational curriculum as in other schools including physical education, art and music, but they will also receive engineering instruction every day and project-based learning experiences, according to the school district’s website. To experience this program, students will be required to transfer from their home campus to Donald Elementary.
STEM practices will be integrated into all of the core content areas of Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies, as well as special areas such as physical education, art and music. In addition, students will experience additional instruction in engineering, robotics, computer programming, and career exploration. There are two major differences between a STEM Academy campus and a non-STEM Academy Campus, according to the district website:
- STEM Academy campuses will provide instruction in engineering every day for every student
- STEM Academy campuses will integrate STEM practices into all instructional areas creating an integrated STEM program that students will experience all day long
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