Presentation on theme: "Brillion High School Ryan Peterson Steve Meyer"— Presentation transcript:
1Brillion High School Ryan Peterson Steve Meyer STEM EducationBrillion High SchoolRyan PetersonSteve Meyer
2Overview What is STEM? History of STEM at Brillion Class Philosophy Examples of Student Work & Experiences
3What is STEM?ScienceEngineeringTechnologyMathematics
4STEM at BrillionPilot program in the summer of 2008 “STEM Camp – Hydroponics”A four-hour-per-day, twelve-day course in July.Ten students – all boys ranging from incoming freshmen to seniors.Hydroponics offered and opportunity to explore many different types of systems – structural, hydraulic, biological, electrical, etc.
5STEM at BrillionSTEM Camp – Summer 2008Semester Course – Spring 2009
6Course Philosophy Get students excited! Who should take it? Younger! Content – Rigorous & RelevantFlexibilityPerformance Based AssessmentsThematicProblems & Mistakes Encouraged
7Examples of Student Work STEM TimelineSTEM in a SentenceScience is the search for new mathematical knowledge which may be used to engineer technologies which improve our lives.Science & Engineering are verbs.Technology & Math are nouns.
8Examples of Student Work ScienceEngineeringMathematicsTechnology
9Examples of Student Work Energy TransferForms of EnergyEfficiencyGraphical Analysis
10Examples of Student Work Energy TransferMetal Fabrication SkillsBiofuel ProductionEfficiency
11Examples of Student Work Marine TechnologyVolume & BuoyancyModeling & RatiosOptimization
14Program Successes & Challenges Increased enrollment in STEM coursesDeeper UnderstandingIntegration into 9th Grade ScienceOther teachers tying into STEM studiesEnthusiasm, Enthusiasm, EnthusiasmCommon time & schedulingEducation & Professional DevelopmentOpenness to Collaborate