Middle School Applied Science Technology
The applied science technology program targets middle school applied science, specifically 7th and 8th grade Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses. Four product providers were selected to provide curriculum materials and hands on activities related to engineering, applied science, and information technology. Contracts were finalized in October and Professional Development occurred in November and December of 2014. Districts and schools are in the planning stages for implementation starting spring 2015. Currently 45,954 licenses have been distributed. As data is released, we look forward to seeing improvements in student state SAGE assessment results. An anticipated outcome is that there will be increased student engagement and excitement by students for STEM as they see how it relates to real world problem solving.