American Journal of Educational Research
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American Journal of Educational Research. 2014, 2(10), 970-974
DOI: 10.12691/education-2-10-18
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Curriculum Shift: Innovative Teaching and Learning through STEM Initiatives

Kimberly Barcelona1,

1Winthrop Elementary School, New London Public Schools, New London CT, United States of America

Pub. Date: October 29, 2014

Cite this paper:
Kimberly Barcelona. Curriculum Shift: Innovative Teaching and Learning through STEM Initiatives. American Journal of Educational Research. 2014; 2(10):970-974. doi: 10.12691/education-2-10-18

Abstract

Today, we live in an ever-changing global society. The task of schools continues to go through changes that must help students analyze situations, problem solve, and make informed decisions. The basic goal and purpose of education has changed dramatically, as has the complexity of the learning task. Economic needs in our global workforce require that schools prepare students with more than the basic memorization of facts. Students must have the ability to understand numerous variables and process data in efficient and effective ways. In order to meet the needs of 21st century learners, the New London Public School system in Connecticut adopted new ways of thinking about the structure of its schools. This paper discusses how the New London Public School system as changed the traditional views of school structure and the process necessary to achieve innovative teaching institutions.

Keywords:
STEM education school restructuring district magnet curriculum reform

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