WakeEd Partnership’s SummerSTEM Program for Wake County Teachers is Next Week

WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd) along with the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) will kick-off the 7th year of SummerSTEM on Monday, July 11. This is the first summer since 2019 SummerSTEM will be fully in-person for both professional learning and on-site workplace immersions. 

WakeEd’s SummerSTEM is a program that enriches educators’ understanding of the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the workplace using Project-Based Learning (PBL) with an emphasis on STEM businesses and careers. In addition to direct instruction and coaching in lesson design, K-12 educators participate in immersive experiences with local companies, exploring targeted career fields they can take back to the classroom. This award-winning program typically reaches 100 teachers each year. More here: https://www.wakeed.org/programs/summerstem/ 

Next week, 76 WCPSS K-12 teachers visit 20 companies and workplaces across the Triangle. In addition, they will receive instruction in Project Based Learning (PBL). On Monday-Wednesday-Friday teachers will be working together at the Vernon Malone College & Career Academy (6-12 grade teachers) and the Wake STEM Early College High School (K-5 teachers) and will visit the 20 companies on Tuesday and Thursday. One immersion, BASF, is happening on Wednesday.

If you are interested in visiting/observing the training sessions or a workplace immersion and speaking with teachers and WakeEd and WCPSS representatives, contact Keith Poston at 919-780-5205 or kposton@wakeed.org.

The following companies and organizations are hosting teachers next week:

  • Amazon
  • Balfour Beatty
  • BASF
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • DOT
  • EPA
  • Epic Games
  • Gensler
  • IBM
  • John Deere
  • Martin Marietta
  • NC Museum of Art
  • Novozymes
  • Parker LORD
  • Red Hat
  • Triangle eSports
  • UCB

About WakeEd Partnership 
WakeEd Partnership is an independent, nonprofit organization composed of business and community leaders committed to improving public education. Since 1983, the Partnership has advocated for excellent educational opportunities for all students in the Wake County Public School System. For more information, please visit www.wakeed.org.

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