St. Gabriel School receives O.D.E. STEM credential
Aug 24, 2016 04:34PM
By Today's Family
St. Gabriel School has been awarded by The Ohio Department of Education the STEM School Designation credential. This amazing certification caps a whole year process that designates St. Gabriel School a model STEM school, that promotes a culture of:
- Rigorous, diverse, integrated and project-based
curriculum with the goal to prepare students for college, the workforce, and
- Emphasis on the role of science, technology,
engineering, mathematics and the arts in promoting innovation, service
learning, and economic progress
- Learning models that promote STEM skills such as problem
solving, critical thinking, inquiry, collaboration, and communication
- Building key instructional relationships with higher
educational institutes to ensure student preparation
- Building collaborative partnerships with STEM related
area businesses and industry to develop student awareness and educational
experiences in the area’s commerce and economy
- Establishing a community based governing body and
curriculum committee that will help guide, promote, and steer STEM initiatives
at St. Gabriel into the future
SGS's proposal outlined how they exemplify the above criteria now and how moving into the future they will provide a teaching and learning culture of authentic STEM experiences that will build on what is already established. This shift in the school's learning culture will prepare students for the future of higher education and industry.
This honor was recently announced and SGS is one of only two Catholic schools in the state to receive the credential. In addition, Mrs. Donna Lee Saladino will serve on the Cleveland Catholic Diocese steering committee for STEM expanded into STREAM to promote this culture of learning and service.
For more information or to arrange for a tour of the school, please call 440-352-6169 or visit www.St-GabrielSchool.org.