STEM Roots

Podcast Interview with Lauren Anderson of Calm+Confidence



Forest Heights STEM Academy - Arkansas

  • Increase content retention and interpersonal relationships
  • Exploring honeybees through  ELA, math, science, etc.

Mount St. Mary Academy - Arkansas

  • Aligning AP Curriculum with phenomena found in nature
  • Entrepreneurship and product development through the lens of beekeeping

    Central High School - Arkansas

    • Hands on STEM exercises for content classes at beehives
    • Utilizing outdoor learning spaces in area parks 

    Industrial Design Engineering & Arts (iDEA) - Washington State 

    • Student-run LLC developing inventory and learning sales techniques
    • Leadership skills through elementary + middle school mentoring

    PBL Professional Development

    Vanguard Academy - Oklahoma

    • Multi-day workshops centered on PBL practices
    • Community building strategies for staff and students

    Industrial Design Engineering & Arts (iDEA) - Washington State 

    • Wrap around support for trauma-affected students 
    • Protocols to access gender and race disparities 

      Science & Math Institute (SAMi) - Washington State

      • Culture to value diversity in thought, life experience, and perspective 
      • Cross-cultural methods improving engagement of marginalized groups 

          Renton High School - Washington State

          • In-class data gathering to monitor individual student needs, mastery, and extension opportunities  
          • Outreach designed to engage families in the learning process 

          Bentonville High School - Arkansas

          • Adapting mainstream content for ELLs
          • Systems for data-based decision-making