STANDARD 4: Leaders engage a diverse network of community partners and stakeholders in order to support and sustain STEM programs and initiatives.
STEM Community Partners
Campbell STEM seeks to nurture and preserve relationships with parents, our community, and business partners. At Campbell STEM we implement inquiry-based learning and the Engineer Design Process. Teachers invite experts into their classroom to support learning and provide real-world experiences. In addition, students are encouraged to attend lunch and learns focused on things that interest them. We reach out to families and the community, inviting them to enhance STEM instruction and opportunities for students in all content areas, specials, and in all grade levels. Examples:
- STEM Challenge Days/STEAM Day
- After-School Clubs
- Parent Information Night
- Science/STEM Fair
- Field Trips
- Lunch and Learns
- Student Council
- School-Wide Video
- Fun Rondy Challenge
- Day of Caring
- Innovator’s Club
- STEM Night
- Indigenous People’s Day
- CITC FabLab events
- Student Showcases
- Positive Behavior STEM Incentive Events
- Clubs and Tutoring
Campbell STEM staff have written many grants resulting in funding for the things listed above and many more. Grants have included creating an outdoor classroom in a local park for all Campbell students to access throughout the school year, gardening, harvesting, establishing two STEM labs, robotics, and many other STEM focused opportunities for our students.
Campbell STEM Partners and Lunch & Learn (Link to Document)
STEM Foundations Team (SFT)
Our STEM Foundations Team (SFT) works in collaboration with the entire staff. The goal is to guide schoolwide initiatives and practices in STEM instruction.Training opportunities include STEM instruction, Professional Learning Community, collaboration, and student-created rubrics and alternative assessments. Staff have input on training. Stem implementation is monitored by a walk-through and feedback is provided on a STEM Classroom Walkthrough Rubric. The rubric focuses on the following:
- Classroom instruction focuses on actively engaging students in the learning process.
- Students have regular opportunities to solve real-world problems.
- Students demonstrate their learning through non-traditional, non-standardized methods.
The rubric addresses the frequency of each and is measured by the following:
This rubric provides data that drives staff training and classroom instruction. The SFT meets 2-4 times a month. Whole school staff meets weekly in PLCs and twice monthly in staff meetings.
STEM Council Members (SCM)
SCM’s are students in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade. They serve as ambassadors for STEM opportunities within our school and community. SCM’s were elected by their class to represent our school. Students meet twice per month, focusing on STEM opportunities school wide.
Evidence: Document Link