STEM & Computer Science
Encouraging Hands-on Learning that Teaches Critical Thinking and Collaboration
The number of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Technology (STEM) certified schools has more than 1,000 schools in the pipeline. Not only does STEM answer the call of business and industry demands but STEM also shifts a school's instruction to a more hands-on, blended model of learning.
Computer Science continues to be a priority of Superintendent Woods. GaDOE has formed a partnership with Code.org to provide professional learning for teachers and added a dedicated Computer Science staff member to provide support to districts across the state. Under his tenure, computer science courses have been approved to serve as a fourth math or science credit requirement for graduation, offering students an additional pathway to graduate.
GaDOE continues to work with business and industry and other partners to provide support for increasing the number of computer science teachers in the state. The Department has hosted several national summits around computer science and is identifying and creating a statewide network of computer science experts, stakeholders, and leaders.
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