Two Cabrini Math instructors, Ann Luke and Anne Jeanmard, and two science instructors, Lisa Surgi and Ann Smart, attended the “Connecting the Dots: STEM Academy.” The K-12 workshop focused on the What, Why, and How of STEM education, providing STEM course instructors with programs, labs, challenges, and activities that are suitable for classroom activities and summer camps. The academy also assisted participants in adapting STEM learning for their location. Participants were urged to adapt resources and instructional strategies that helped develop skills for STEM related career opportunities in Louisiana.
The Cabrini contingent attended the academy to improve their teaching methods and techniques in STEM subjects and to evaluate the possibility of establishing a STEM summer camp at the school. The group is currently conducting a study with administration on the feasibility of a STEM summer camp at the school. Cabrini has an ongoing STEM initiative to improve the teaching skills of the school’s instructors and ultimately, the learning progress of the school’s students.