Through this innovative program, educators engage in professional development exploring Project-based Learning (PBL) and participate in an externship at a STEM-related business where they observe, first-hand:
- the challenges their students must be equipped to address in future careers
- the knowledge and skills required to tackle these challenges
- opportunities to bridge classroom learning with the real world
Studies confirm various positive results of PBL, including: improved content learning, higher levels of student engagement, a more positive view of learning, heightened interest in content, development of problem-solving strategies and increased ability to transfer skills to new situations (Holm, 2011).
If you’re a teacher or STEM professional interested in getting involved, learn more at assetinc.org.