Implementing STEM curricula in a magnet school takes careful planning and does not happen overnight.... When planning, start with a few integrated lessons and gradually scale up to a true project-based approach. This will help to generate buy-in among teachers who are unsure about implementing STEM content. Project- or problem-based learning takes time for teachers to master and may require some scheduling changes. At first, plan an integrated STEM project for every quarter or semester and provide guidance on other integration methods that can be used regularly.
Jo Anne Vasquez is member of TERC Board of Trustees