Last week on Thursday, GHCC Staff members coordinated a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) showcase event at the 29th Street Community Center. The showcase was an opportunity for Barclay students to celebrate and to display the science projects that they’ve been working on over the last quarter to the community.
The projects are the product of enhanced science curriculum implemented this year and made possible by the Johns Hopkins University in partnership with Baltimore City Schools and a five year National Science Foundation grant. The program is called Stem Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES) and is a five year project that will focus on nine City and Elementary/Middle schools to improve STEM curriculum and delivery in grades 3-5.
SABES at Barclay has both school day and after school components in 3rd-5th grades and they had some great work on display. The Maryland Science Center conducted interactive science demonstrations during the event that were a lot of fun for everyone to watch. It was a great event and this is an amazing program for our students. I’m looking forward to the next one.
The SABES/STEM program will roll out at Margaret Brent during the 2015/2016 academic year. You can read more about SABES here.