STEMup Best Practice Luncheon
Pictured above: EBR middle school teachers and community mentors
January 15, 2016 —Baton Rouge, LA - On Friday, January 15th, STEMup Baton Rouge held their Best Practice Luncheon at the Main EBR Public Library at Goodwood. The Best Practice Luncheon was held as a chance for mentors, teachers, and program sponsors to come together and discuss the work done in the Fall 2015 semester for the middle school STEM mentoring program. Mentor teams from TraceSecurity, CISCO, Our Lady of the Lake College, La-WIT, IBM, Sparkhound, Louisiana Technology Park, and Louisiana Economic Development were represented as well as eight EBR middle schools. In addition, the event also received sponsorship from IBM.
The luncheon provided an opportunity to share program results, as well as a group discussion about what worked and what needed improvement in the program. There was even an opportunity to hear student voice with a screening of this video.
This was a great opportunity to share what we all learned about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), and what we can do better this semester in teaching STEM skills to our students to prepare them for a better future.
More photos below:
STEMup Guiding Coalition
Kim Fossey, STEMup Program Manager
Ted Firnberg, Foundation for EBR School System President