According to a Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) press release, they have received a $1.5 million grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Partnership, which will help the Campbell-Kapolei Complex Area to provide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning opportunities to students in kindergarten through eighth grade students.
Eight military-impacted schools will benefit from this grant over the next five years, which are: Barbers Point, Ewa Beach, Holomua, Iroquois Point, Kapolei, Keoneula and Mauka Lani along with Ilima Intermediate School. All of these schools have significant populations students whose parents serve in the various branches of military service.
The selected schools will use Project Lead The Way (PLTW), which is the nation’s leading comprehensive research-based STEM curriculum to enhance STEM academic achievement and to equip the students with the skills to pursue STEM-related careers. PLTW also has a built-in STEM Professional Development component that offers teachers with tools instructional support.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
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