Presentation on theme: "Brillion High School Ryan Peterson Steve Meyer"— Presentation transcript:
1 Brillion High School Ryan Peterson Steve Meyer STEM EducationBrillion High SchoolRyan PetersonSteve Meyer
2 Overview What is STEM? History of STEM at Brillion Class Philosophy Examples of Student Work & Experiences
3 What is STEM?ScienceEngineeringTechnologyMathematics
4 STEM 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.
5 STEM at BrillionSTEM Camp – Summer 2008Semester Course – Spring 2009
6 Course Philosophy Get students excited! Who should take it? Younger! Content – Rigorous & RelevantFlexibilityPerformance Based AssessmentsThematicProblems & Mistakes Encouraged
7 Examples 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.
8 Examples of Student Work ScienceEngineeringMathematicsTechnology
9 Examples of Student Work Energy TransferForms of EnergyEfficiencyGraphical Analysis
10 Examples of Student Work Energy TransferMetal Fabrication SkillsBiofuel ProductionEfficiency
11 Examples of Student Work Marine TechnologyVolume & BuoyancyModeling & RatiosOptimization
14 Program 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