In order to meet an urgent national need for more young people to pursue studies and careers in science and engineering, the STEM Center for Education and Outreach at the United States Naval Academy provides STEM Educator Training (SET) programs. The primary goal of SET Sail is to train educators in hands-on activities and project-based learning methodologies developed for critical content areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, scalable to all grade levels.
Created in 2011, two professional development workshops are offered as a residential program held on site in Annapolis, MD. One week to teachers from public and private K-12 schools throughout the country (civilian week) and one week to teachers from Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools around the country and overseas. The training guides teachers in a project-based, hands-on methodology that supplements mandated content areas with activities that emphasize real-world applications. The activities are selected to align with national standards in science and math education (e.g. NGSS - Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core).
Thirty teachers from across the country were selected to attend this year's workshop for a week of training in Annapolis during the month of July. We are thrilled to announce that our own Julie Friesen, Project Lead the Way STEM Teacher has been selected to attend this prestigious workshop. CONGRATULATIONS MRS. FRIESEN!