Trox: What is your school’s approach to STEM programming?
Tracy: At Harford Day School, we have an innovation lab available for all students. We have a teacher who is in charge of the lab, as well as works with teachers to help them integrate STEM into their classes. Grades 1-6 have a scheduled Innovation Lab/Project time each week. STEM lessons are also incorporated across the curriculum.
Trox: How do kids who participate in STEM education benefit – both in the short term and long term?
Tracy: Kids who participate in STEM education develop better critical thinking, problem solving, inquiry, curiosity, and communication skills. They learn how to accept failure and how to persevere. These skills help them to compete in a global workforce and economy.