Fayetteville State Completes First Year of S.T.E.M. Outreach to Local K-12 Teachers
Fayetteville State University’s Center for Defense and Homeland Security has completed the first year of its professional development program for local K-12 teachers. The program provides science and math teachers with new research, application demonstrations and training to spur new information and teaching strategies in local classrooms.
“Science and math subjects can sometimes be very dense and difficult to understand. Our approach is to present the research so that public school teachers can understand it, digest it, and deliver it in innovative and exciting ways,” said Dr. Kelly Jackson Charles, FSU assistant professor and assessment coordinator, who helped produce the program.
“For kids, it may also help stimulate their interest in school in these subjects. If we continue to inspire teachers, throughout the year and their academic careers, their students might consider majoring in the STEM fields in college,” she added.