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ERIC Number: EJ1179970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7125
Middle School to Professional Development: Interdisciplinary STEM for Multiple Stakeholders
Suriel, Regina L.; Spires, Robert W.; Radcliffe, Barbara J.; Martin, Ellice P.; Paine, Deborah G.
School-University Partnerships, v11 n1 p57-59 Spr 2018
The STEMITL project is an interdisciplinary collaboration between a Southeastern University's middle grades education department and local PDS partner school districts incorporating six full-day immersive projects for seventh-grade students. During the 2016-2017 academic year, seventh-grade students were brought to the university's newly constructed STEAM Center where middle grades practicum students implemented day-long interdisciplinary lessons co-designed by faculty and teacher candidates. Lessons incorporated social studies, science, mathematics, and literacy around a central theme of water pollution in China. The practicum student teachers (PSTs) fully executed the STEMITL curricula three times per semester allowing for hands-on application of lesson design and implementation as well as real-world teaching experience with integrated, interdisciplinary learning. Further, PSTs and middle school students collaborated with secondary school students and teachers in a partner school in Hong Kong via online communication, videos, and data sharing. Lessons learned are shared.
National Association for Professional Development Schools. College of Education University of South Carolina, Wardlaw 252, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-1515; Fax: 803-777-3035; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 7; Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Georgia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A