FWCS enhancing STEM programs

Fort Wayne Community Schools is partnering with Discovery Ed to develop project and inquiry based learning systems.

Posted: Jan. 9, 2018 10:52 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Teachers at seven schools in Fort Wayne will be taking a new approach in the coming years.

Fort Wayne Community Schools is partnering with Discovery Ed to develop project and inquiry based learning systems.

The contract for STEM program (science, technology, engineering and math) was already in place for Irwin Elementary, now it’s expanding Portage Middle School and Wayne High School.

A STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) program will be in place at Whitney Young Early Childhood Center, Weisser Park Elementary School, Memorial Park Middle School and South Side High School.

FWCS said this will help students in the 21st century.


"We need to make sure we're preparing students to be adaptable to change. The jobs that are available today may look very different in 10 or 20 years by the time they're out in the workforce," said FWCS spokeswoman Krista Stockman.

The program will take four years to fully develop.

Different inquiry based programs are already in place at other schools in the district.

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