Teaching teachers – Instructors head back to school for STEM education

Lolly BowlerMaking the Grade: Utah works to improve its marks in STEM education Utah Business May 8, 2018News

A handful of educators became students again as the Don A. Christiansen Regional Water Treatment Plant in Orem opened its doors to teach teachers about the science of water and integrating STEM techniques into their classrooms.

“For us, teaching the teacher makes the most sense,” said Monica Hoyt, education and public outreach director for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District. “They’re going to affect more children and more students than we can going out into to the classroom one at a time.”

Hoyt estimated that though there were less than ten educators at the session, that those teachers would affect roughly 1,800 students.

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