Poquoson teachers participate in VSGC engineering workshop
Science and math teachers from Poquoson High School have taken part in a STEM professional development program hosted by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.
Robert Gemmill, a science teacher from Poquoson High School, participated in the program. He was one of several teachers who received hands-on training and classroom-ready lessons so that he would be better prepared to take the process of engineering design and integrate it into his class and teaching.
Participants learned about practices used by scientists, engineers and mathematicians, such as inquiry, design and problem-solving. The teachers also learned more about engineering and the different types of jobs engineers have and the work they do. Teachers participated in a video conference to learn about using new resources in their classes; the conference was hosted by NASA's Digital Learning Network.
VSGC is a group of state colleges, universities, state education institutions, NASA and other organizations. It seeks to provide state educators and schools with development programs and research to promote and improve STEM education in the state. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
For more information, visit vsgc.odu.edu.