• Creating & Sustaining a Common Vision of Innovation and Design Thinking in Elementary School

    By Paul Pack, Principal 
     
     
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    Liberty Elementary School was recently recognized as a finalist of the STEM Excellence Award 2017 due our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focus, which was entirely created, sustained, funded and supported by the innovative teachers and staff at the school. We will provide our framework for collective teacher efficacy and ownership of this program, which includes professional development, networking, creation of the "Smart Lab," sharing and evaluation of design briefs and student products and connections to the community and experts in STEM fields.Liberty Elementary School was recently recognized as a finalist of the STEM Excellence Award 2017 due our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focus, which was entirely created, sustained, funded and supported by the innovative teachers and staff at the school. We will provide our framework for collective teacher efficacy and ownership of this program, which includes professional development, networking, creation of the "Smart Lab," sharing and evaluation of design briefs and student products and connections to the community and experts in STEM fields.You can view the presentation here.