Rosarian Academy partnership to boost STEM program

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Rosarian Academy has announced its partnership with Carnegie Science Center as the first Carnegie STEM  Excellence Pathway partner in the state of Florida.

“As we look to the future of Rosarian and set curricular objectives, I am thrilled that we are moving into a partnership with Carnegie Science Center,” said incoming Head of School Linda Trethewey.

Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway is designed to help schools adopt best practices in STEM education and provide guidance to schools on how to address the challenge of strengthening their STEM programming. The Pathway currently serves more than 1.5 million students throughout the country.

The school will evaluate itself on 20 criteria pertinent to quality STEM education and then develop a tailored strategy to identify and address specific self-defined goals.

“Our goal is to infuse STEM into all areas of the curriculum at all grade levels,” said Trethewey. “To achieve this goal, we will meet with Science Center STEM experts to help us develop a tailored plan to strengthen our STEM curriculum.”

Through Carnegie Science Center, Rosarian will provide intensive professional development for teachers at the end of the school year and then prior to the start of school in August. The entire professional development program has been funded by a gift from Palm Beach resident Estelle Curran, who has three grandchildren that attend Rosarian Academy.

For more information on Rosarian Academy, visit rosarian.org.

Pictured above: From left, Niki Atteridge, Oliver Kerkoiran, Beau Kimler and Sterling Nolff test the Rube Goldberg machine they built during their STEM Lab class at Rosarian Academy. Photo submitted by Rosarian Academy

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