STEM-10: A Cohesive 10-Year Initiative Connecting Students to STEM Careers
A Cohesive 10-Year Initiative Connecting Students to STEM Careers
Acellus STEM-10 is a major initiative engineered to significantly increase the number of students prepared for high-tech careers right out of high school. STEM-10 is a cohesive 10-year program starting in elementary school.
The first 7 years of the program focus on STEM instruction, starting with coding fundamentals (usually in the 3rd grade) and gradually advancing in complexity each subsequent year as students expand their knowledge and hone their skills. In year 8, students are presented with the opportunity to delve into a specific STEM pathway that aligns with their individual interests.
Direct, Self-Contained Instruction
The Acellus coding instruction is self-contained and delivered right through the Acellus system, enabling schools to implement STEM-10 in classrooms where a STEM-trained teacher is not available. The coding courseware is video-based, and adaptive to the students individual needs, allowing schools to personalize the STEM instruction to the level and skill set of each learner.
Acellus STEM Robotics Lab
A Learning Environment Designed to Spark Creativity
The Acellus STEM Robotics Lab creates an environment tuned to give students a discover-and-create learning experience. Rather than only working through a simulated environment, Acellus STEM Labs provide students with an actual robot to program.
The specially designed STEM Learning pods include all the tools students need to be creative and productive. Each pod seats three students and includes touchscreen laptop computers, programmable robots, active learning stools, a whiteboard tabletop, and dry erase markers.
The Acellus STEM Lab utilizes cognitive instruction, a method of instruction that achieves student learning through the process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.
e-School News Article
5 Reasons to Integrate STEM into Online Learning
by Dr. Roger Billings, Acellus Chairman
Students need STEM–and a strong STEM learning background will carry them from high school to a high-tech workforce. As more and more fields require technical knowledge, it is a good idea to equip our young learners with basic STEM skills early on…