Schools districts across the world are rapidly adopting innovative learning technologies such as aquaponics systems.
Such learning tools when utilized properly can greatly enhance the quality of STEM instruction by augmenting the ability of teachers to engage students in immersive learning experiences that anchor content knowledge and develop skills such as STEM literacy, critical-thinking, team-building, innovation, digital competency, cultural awareness, and entrepreneurship.
S.E.I. Lab is engaged in a research project sponsored by the Gwinnett-Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Time2Give Foundation to examine best practices in integrating agricultural education into K-12 curriculums that focuses on the computer science, entrepreneurship, social innovation, and awareness of environmental issues.
Collaborating with school districts in Georgia and partner schools in the Dominican Republic this project is focused on accomplishing three major objectives:
Examining best-practices for integrating AgSTEM Education into the curriculum at K-12 schools and providing professional development for STEM educators related AgSTEM
Creating an international resource for best-practices in AgSTEM Education
Analyzing policy and practices that will support STEM integration and community engagement in STEM