STEM Programs at Heritage
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Though it may be hard to spot some of them just yet, there likely are future scientists, tech leaders, engineers and mathematicians in the making at Heritage Christian School. It’s with that knowledge that the school’s academic team is taking a strategic approach to the expansion of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education at all levels of instruction. Fulfilling the school’s mission of equipping students for workforce and ministry opportunities in their future means providing them with relevant and progressive learning approaches today. In a plethora of ways, Heritage is making STEM an integral part of the academic excellence for which the school is well known.
Resources and Professional Development For Teachers
Teachers benefit from several new classroom resources and ongoing professional development opportunities that have sprung from the expanded STEM focus. Twice-a-week optional professional development sessions are offered for faculty, expanding their knowledge on everything from the latest Google apps to classroom best practices.
Heritage has also introduced teachers to BreakoutEDU kits, which they can check out for their classrooms. Each locked box contains a game based on age-appropriate, STEM-focused mysteries and problems. Students use creativity, critical thinking and communication skills to solve the puzzles and open the locks. The new Google Cardboard viewer and accompanying smartphone apps give teachers a fun and affordable way to bring students an educational virtual reality experience.