A STEM rotation model engages students in multifaceted projects with real-world implications


What does it mean to truly apply classroom knowledge? Years ago, application meant a comprehensive exam or essay. In today’s educational environment, students are encouraged to apply what they’ve learned, not just on tests, but during multifaceted, multimedia projects that bring relevance to lessons and help students realize how their learning is used every day in the real world.

Walking into one of our four STEM classrooms at Huntingdon Area Middle School, you won’t see students working quietly on worksheets. They’ll be huddled up in small groups, collaborating, brainstorming, critically...

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About the Author:

Dr. Patricia Wargo is the director of education at Huntingdon Area School District in Huntingdon, PA, and oversees the Huntingdon STEM team.