CC offers STEM activities for elementary instructors


The Casper College Center for Training and Development is offering a one-day class to help elementary school teachers develop the skills and knowledge needed to lead hands-on STEM — science, technology, engineering, and math — activities in their classes.

“STEM Standards in the Elementary Classroom,” will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Taught by Leah Ritz, the Wyoming Science Standards of 2016 will be reviewed, and participants will work through activities in four science content areas: physical science, life science, earth and space science, and engineering and technology, according to Ritz.

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“Participants will leave with lesson plans to implement immediately and materials, tools, and resources to help integrate STEM education with other subjects such as language arts, math, social studies, and art,” said Ritz.

In addition to lesson plans, participants will earn .5 Professional Teaching Standards Board credits and receive $50 worth of classroom materials. The cost is $250 per person, and Natrona County School District teachers are eligible for a $200 BOCES tuition grant.

For details on the grant and to register, contact Sarah Schneider, workforce training specialist, at Casper College at 307-268-3847