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Rockledge Elementary Pilots New STEM Program

The Bowie elementary school is one of 10 public schools to pilot the new Engineering in Elementary Program.

in Bowie is one of 10 Prince George’s County Public schools to pilot the Engineering is Elementary Program (EIE) in first and second grades, thanks to a grant from the Maryland State Department of Education, according to a press release.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to develop their science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills,” Verjeana M. Jacobs, chairman of the Prince George's County Board of Education, said in the release. “We are helping to spark students’ interest in science at an early age and teaching them skills that can be used in the real world.” 

The EIE program is designed to foster technological and engineering literacy in children. It integrates these concepts with elementary science learning to foster science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning.

The program was developed using proven methods and is intended to connect STEM learning with literacy and social studies, according to the press release.

The grant funding the EIE program is for $60,000.

Steve Chilcote September 04, 2012 at 01:24 PM
So why is this a picture of Rockledge Elementary School in Prince William County when the article is talking about the Bowie one?
Steve Chilcote September 04, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Try this one instead: http://schools.pgcps.org/index.asp?Code=14132
Jenni Pompi (Editor) September 04, 2012 at 01:25 PM
That was my error, and it's been corrected. Sorry about that, folks!

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