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  1. Nashoba Regional School District (Lancaster, Bolton, Stow) October 24, 2014

  2. Nashoba Regional Gateway Team • Martina Kenyon – STEM Coordinator, District Team LeaderCentral Office, 978-779-0539 x3356 • Mary Mullahy – Tech & Engineering TeacherFlorence Sawyer School, Grades 5-8 • Chris Whitaker – Science TeacherHale Middle School, Grade 8 • Lisa Sama – Tech & Engineering TeacherLuther Burbank Middle School, Grades 5-8

  3. Nashoba Regional School District Schools/Grade Levels • Nashoba Regional High School – Grades 9-12 • Luther Burbank Middle School – Grades 6-8 • Mary Rowlandson Elementary School – Grades preK-5 • Florence Sawyer School – Grades preK-8 • Hale Middle School– Grades 6-8 • The Center School – Grades preK-5

  4. Nashoba Regional School District Enrollment Statistics Enrollment by Race/EthnicityPercent of District • African American0.9 • Asian2.9 • Latino/Latina 3.1 • Native American 0.1 • Caucasian 90.6 • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1 • Multi-Race 2.4 Enrollment by GenderDistrict • Female 1,671 • Male 1,728 Total3,399

  5. Nashoba Regional School District Current STEM Education Courses/Programs • Each of the following courses is offered year-long: • Tech Ed and Science, co-taught, Grade 5 • Tech Ed, required - 60 classes per year, Grades 6-8 • Engineering the Future, CP elective, Grade 9 • Physics with Engineering, Honors elective, Grade 9 • Technology & Engineering Pathway in HS Program of Studies NOTE: Please indicate grade level and period of time,e.g. 10th Grade, 1 semester or 8th Grade, 1 quarter

  6. Nashoba Regional School District Current Community Involvement • Fitchburg State University • DIGITS – STEM Initiave • Company/community-sponsored robotics • Small-scale partnerships with local businesses and universities NOTE: Please list local businesses, professional partnerships, foundations, colleges

  7. Nashoba Regional School District Goals • Goal I: Develop interdisciplinary classes or opportunities within classes throughout K12 • Goal II: Strengthen science and engineering teaching & learning opportunities at the elementary level and in after-school programming • Goal III: Identify additional sources of curriculum and instructional resources around engineering and technology • Goal IV: Increase community involvement; collaborate with community businesses and universities • E.g. Long term vision

  8. Nashoba Regional School District Challenges • Challenge I: Limited number of trained personnel • Challenge II: Limited (and inconsistent) time scheduled for tech. ed (at middle & elementary) and science (at elementary) • Challenge III: Professional development time currently is consumed by state initiatives

  9. Nashoba Regional School District After School STEM Activities • Activity I: Robotics Club & Teams (Grades 6-12) • Activity II: Science Clubs (Grades K-8) • Activity III: After-school and Vacation Enrichment Camps (Grades K-6) • Activity IV: Math Olympiad; Math Counts; Math Team • Activity V: Destination Imagination; Game Club Note: Please indicate any district after or out of school STEM related activities, e.g. robotics club, summer enrichment, or Sea Perch involvement, etc. and also indicate grade span