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Henderson Elementary Honored as Program of the Year for Engineering Focus

School takes STEM to a new level and wins national and international recognition, according to Prince William County Schools.

Henderson Elementary Honored as Program of the Year for Engineering Focus

Release, Prince William County Public Schools:

Henderson Elementary School has had a key initiative since 2011: create a World-Class children’s engineering program incorporating STEM. That effort was rewarded recently when the Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association (VTEEA) named Henderson Elementary School the 2014 “Program of the Year” for its Elementary School Technology Education program. The process began with creation of a staff engineering team, followed by teacher training and program implementation. Students’ design projects were presented in August 2014 at the VTEEA conference.

“Rather than thinking of subject areas separately, STEM is the integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into every lesson, whether it is a reading, math, or science lesson,” said Principal Suzanne Bevans, describing engineering activities as “hands-on, experiential, inquiry-based, learner-centered, collaborative, and engaging.”

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