Osceola County Schools: Building a Legacy in STEM Learning

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Aug 24, 2016 1:25:26 PM

Osceola_STEM_Lab.pngSurrounded by innovative and technology-focused leaders like Lake Nona’s Medical City, the advanced sensor research facility BRIDG and Walt Disney World, Osceola County is on the forefront of technological advancements. The School District of Osceola County understands the need to further develop future technology leaders and is focused on developing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs.

The Osceola County School District has created a number of educational tools that are the first of its kind in the nation. For example, the district pilots the country’s first K-12 mobile STEM lab, a 45-foot motor coach equipped with seven interactive student learning stations. The mobile STEM lab enhances the curriculum taught in traditional classrooms by providing students with real-world related activities.

Other examples of innovative educational resources include:

  • The School District of Osceola County’s mobile app, which keeps families updated on the district’s latest news, current lunch menus, school calendars and more.
  • A district-wide Bring Your Own Device initiative, which allows students to safely access the internet for educational content and increases student involvement.
  • The addition of new coding classes to all elementary schools in the district.
  • A wide variety of Career Academies, like the Digital Arts and Gaming Academies that work in partnership with EA Sports to prepare students for the workforce.

The School District of Osceola County’s STEM programs have garnered large support from the community, allowing STEM programs to be introduced to all student levels. Donations from the Osceola County government, Walt Disney World and the Education Foundation secure the continued growth of these programs.

Topics: Osceola County, K-12 Education

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