Glendale Elementary School in the Prior Lake-Save Area Schools was named a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School for their programs and activities associated with E-STEM.
Teachers at Glendale are continuing to make learning interactive, both inside and outdoors, with a wide variety of tools and methods, including E-STEM. Environmental Education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or E-STEM, is an interdisciplinary approach to instruction focused on inquiry and real-world problem-solving, applying hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematical practices with projects and field experiences related to the environment.
In the June 2016 Connections newsletter, we explore the innovative E-STEM programming at Glendale Elementary and the reason why this school in Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools was named a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School.
“Our district’s programs have set the standard for environmental education and care in schools, but it’s so important to always explore additional opportunities for our students. We’re excited to connect with other innovative Green Ribbon Schools from around the U.S. this summer. Learning from them and looking for ways to enhance student learning, health and wellness, and knowledge of sustainable living will help us continue to move forward. All of this work goes toward preparing our students to be well prepared as 21st-century citizens.” -Sam Richardson, Principal, Glendale Elementary School
Read more about E-STEM at Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools in the June 2016 issue of Connections.