Harmony Public Schools STEM Program
It is the Harmony Public Schools (HPS) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Program that aims to prepare each student for higher education with a strong emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The program provides curriculum, instructional resources, and professional development for STEM teachers. HPS STEM program is a part of Harmony Public Schools Academic Department that involves a team of curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, and lead teachers in Harmony Public Schools System.
HPS STEM Program Components
HPS STEM program has the following components:
- HPS Project Based Learning Program (PBL): HPS provides curriculum, instructional resources, and PBL training to the teachers. Curriculum specialists and instructional coaches support teachers on site to assist the implementation of PBL.
- Professional Development: HPS believes that content-focused professional development is a critical need to ensure the quality of teaching science and mathematics. Our STEM training model has two major components; the mastery of content knowledge and delivery of the content with effective instructional practices.
- STEM Culture: The department also provides strategies and resources for schools to build STEM school atmosphere connecting the students to higher education. We design a variety of opportunities for students to take STEM education “beyond the classroom” and see how today’s instruction connects to career and lifelong learning.