Work focused on introducing more coding initiatives and Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) opportunities to the Catholic school board curriculum continues.
At the last Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario Board of Trustees meeting the board’s Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching Consultant Andrew Lovett presented the program’s progress.
According to Lovett the board’s curriculum department has created a detailed plan that builds on past work and will place STEM at the forefront of a system wide initiative. The board will be hosting two teachers from each elementary school for a full day of learning about STEM and coding. Teachers are then expected to spread these skills amongst their fellow educators.
At a board wide initiative in March each school will be given STEM kits, which include ten Microbit programmable computers. Board Chair Todd Lalonde says these are some exciting learning opportunities and they are really looking forward to seeing them grow.