Gulf Shores schools expanding STEM programs through grant funds

By Jessica Vaughn
Education Editor
jessica@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 3/7/22

GULF SHORES - Gulf Shores City Schools recently received a Career and Technical Education Middle School Innovation Grant valued at $200,000. The grant was written by GSMS Instructional Coach Brittney …

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Gulf Shores schools expanding STEM programs through grant funds

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GULF SHORES - Gulf Shores City Schools recently received a Career and Technical Education Middle School Innovation Grant valued at $200,000. The grant was written by GSMS Instructional Coach Brittney Reeves and Career Tech Coordinator Jessica Sampley and will be implemented at Gulf Shores Middle School during the current fiscal year.
“This is a STEM grant and so it focuses on incorporating STEM into core classes,” said district Superintendent Dr. Matt Akin. “So, teacher training, utilizing virtual reality headsets and applications, engineering instruction, computer build kits, biking field trips which means bikes for the middle school, solar generators, solar robotics, afterschool STEM opportunities, flight simulators and solar electricity kits.
“I want to be a middle school student again,” he added. “There are so many great things going on at the middle school, and I am just so excited about what this grant is going to mean for our students.”
The middle grades CTE/STEM programs will be expanded, reimagined, and integrated further into core academics via the Middle Grades Innovation Project “Sustainability: Full STEAM Ahead.” The expansion will further align programs at the middle and high schools, giving students more opportunities to advance in STEAM related courses.
For more information, visit www.gsboe.org.

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