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Abstract

Aggie STEM serves K-12 teachers and students by providing professional development (PD) over a wide range of STEM educational topics in a variety of formats and settings. The goal of the PD is to provide teachers with the tools they need for effective classroom instruction, with the objective of increasing the STEM pipeline by providing students with more engaging instruction in formal and informal settings. This paper describes Aggie STEM's role in improving STEM instruction and experiences through PD for teachers and summer camp for students. By supporting teachers to improve classroom instruction, Aggie STEM impacted more students than was possible by teaching secondary students in the classroom. In a single year, through PD to more than 800 teachers, the number of students whose STEM knowledge was enriched exceeded 24,000.

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2015-08-29
2019-09-16
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