National Center for Learning and Citizenship at ECS
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Denver, CO 80203-3442
Associate Policy Analyst
Asst. Editor/Administrative Asst.
Visit the North Drive Middle School website
North Drive Middle School serves approximately 503 students, grades 6-8. It is one of three schools from the same district selected to receive grant monies. Located in western Kentucky, North Drive M.S. serves an economically and culturally disadvantaged area of the state where more than half of the students live at or below poverty level and over a quarter are minority students. The school has tremendous enthusiasm not only for deepening existing service-learning structures in their district, but for ramping up efforts to develop/implement STEM specific learning objectives into their curriculum.
With funding from this grant, they hope to make STEM service-learning central in their school's Professional Learning Communities through high-quality professional development that will transform instructional practices, afford a student-developed database of STEM S-L resources, and create systemic change that will result in the narrowing of the student achievement gap in STEM core academic subjects.
They believe that the overall health of their school and community will be strengthened as their students learn that STEM creativity, concepts and skills have a direct application to their ILPs and in making the world around them a better place. They are clearly poised and eager to take service-learning in their school to the next level.