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Carroll County School System-Leading the Way in STEM Education

Mar 30 2020

Carroll County School System continues to be a leader in STEM education among its peers and across the state. By integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math into hands-on learning experiences, the district emphasizes communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills, which are essential to success in higher education and in the workplace.

An article written by Dr. Marissa Ogando, Director of Middle School Education and Professional Learning for Carroll County School System, was recently released by eschoolnews.com highlighting the course Carroll County has taken to make STEM learning a priority and the positive impact it continues to have on student success.

The article highlights Carroll County’s district-wide focus to promote a 21st century learning environment and increase STEM education opportunities for all students.  Through STEM learning, the district helps students develop skills they need to be prepared for jobs that don’t even exist, yet. Much of Carroll County’s success can be attributed to its emphasis on literacy, math, and STEM education.

Dr. Ogando stated, “21st Century Learning is critical to preparing students for a globally competitive market. Our teachers understand that STEM learning goes well beyond “making” and “building” to critical thinking and problem-solving. I am proud to serve as a leader in the efforts of providing innovative learning practices that will positively change lives for many years to come.”

Carroll County School System is one of only three districts in Georgia to have a district STEM certification process. In addition to attaining district STEM certification, many schools have achieved national STEM certification, and Whitesburg Elementary School is the only school in the nation to hold district, national, and international STEM certifications.

“We are excited to see the positive results STEM learning has had on student achievement in our schools,” stated Scott Cowart, Superintendent of Carroll County School System. “Dr. Ogando and our team of educators have done a great job of leading the way in providing premier learning experiences for all students.”

Click here to view the eschoolnews.com article, Boosting Student Achievement with Teacher STEM Training.