Golden Apple STEM Institute
The Golden Apple STEM Institute introduces elementary school teachers to an inquiry-based instructional approach through unique hands-on, fun-filled and engaging intensive summer courses, followed by in-school coaching throughout the academic year and a three-part series of follow-up sessions designed to build on what is learned during the summer program.
Taught by Golden Apple award-winning teachers, STEM Institute summer programs focus on the Next Generation Science Standards and incorporate the Common Core Standards in ELA and math, for an inspiring and practical grounding in creating effective STEM programming at schools.
Teachers receive a wealth of activities, all NGSS and CCSS aligned, guidance in using Understanding by Design to create powerful lessons for their students, and a suite of classroom management and questioning strategies that can be used Day 1 in the classroom.
STEM Institute requires a two-year partnership between a school and Golden Apple Foundation, which results in fully engaged teachers receiving 100 hours of high quality professional development over the course of those two years.
The Golden Apple STEM Institute is a public/private partnership, in which individual qualifying schools, networks, or school districts contribute financially for participation in the program, and Golden Apple seeks support from corporate sponsors, foundation grants, and major individual gifts. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, high-needs schools participate at a greatly reduced cost.
Contact Golden Apple at 312-407-0006 to learn more.