SummerSTEM: Changing School Culture Through Project-Based Learning

This past July, Teresa Pierre led our SummerSTEM group to Red Hat, where we were immediately hooked by the presentation about their work process. I cannot imagine where else I would have been exposed to the Agile-based work management system called Scrum; yet, in the business world, it is practiced every day in many fields. The appeal of bringing this process to our school hit me, but was problematic to implement; changing the culture of a school is not a job for a few personnel alone.

SummerSTEM Ignites Innovation

A year ago, I applied to be a participant in a program called SummerSTEM. Little did I know that this decision would help to shape my future as an educator. I entered into this program thinking that I was an innovative teacher, but soon realized that I had much to...