K-6 STEM Programming


    1. Science Techbook from Discovery Ed helps not only with science concepts, but also will help to address other important areas of STEM, such as coordination with other subject areas (math, reading, writing, social studies)
      1. Grade 5 & 6 began using the resource within the past two years.
      2. Representatives from grades K-4 tested the Techbook during the 2018-2019 school year. This year, all teachers received training during opening in-service days, and will have additional professional development opportunities throughout the year.
      3. Costs- $54 per license for students in grades 3-6= $36,990; professional training costs= $6,000
    2. Libraries updates
      1. Library facilities have been updated with STEM-related resources and materials
      2. Curriculum writing has begun in order to effectively incorporate STEM-based lessons into the library programs
        1. Grade 3—planning work with Ozobots for the 2019-2020 school year
        2. Grades 5 & 6—work to be done in connection with the newly-developed Tech Ed course


    Costs - Methacton Education Foundation provided funding for the resources & materials. The district funds supplemental contracts for curriculum writing.