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Preparing Students for Future Careers in STEM

STEM Works focuses on enhancing STEM education in West Virginia in a number of ways: providing high quality professional development opportunities for teachers; engaging students in STEM centered educational offerings; and partnerships between schools and STEM business partners in their communities. Through ongoing programs, The Education Alliance is deeply focused on promoting STEM as an important element in K-12 education in West Virginia. 

The Education Alliance also offers short-term innitatives that support STEM education and awareness.

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$20 Thousand Dollars Provided in Grant Awards

Remake Learning Days (May 17-25, 2018) is a nine-day celebration showcasing activities and events that make West Virginia a recognized national leader in innovative teaching and learning. Remake Learning Days events create future-ready, hands-on, relevant and engaging educational experiences for kids and their families, caregivers and educators. Events can feature STEM, STEAM, maker and other technology-enhanced learning opportunities in West Virginia.

The Education Alliance is pleased to provide $20,000 in grant funding to 22 West Virginia-based schools, districts and non-profit organizations to host an event during Remake Learning Days. Remake Learning Days grantees include:

  • Anna Jarvis Parent Teacher Organization
  • Aurora Art Department
  • Bradley Elementary
  • Calhoun County Schools
  • Confidence Elementary School
  • Eastwood Elementary
  • Hurricane Middle School
  • John J. Cornwell Elementary School
  • June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development
  • Kanawha County 4-H Leaders Association
  • Kanawha County Schools- Learning 20/20 Team
  • Mason County Family Resource Network
  • Oakvale Elementary School
  • Paw Paw Public Library WV
  • Rising Stars/ Reset Incorporated
  • Spring Mills High School
  • Step by Step, Inc.
  • Stratton Elementary
  • The Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling Jesuit University
  • Tomahawk Intermediate School-After School Clubs
  • Wildwood Middle School
  • WVU Extension Service - Cabell County

For more information, visit www.remakelearningdays.org or contact Emily Pratt at 304-342-7850 or emily@educationalliance.org.

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WV Coding Challenge - Students Winners Announced!

On February 2, The Education Alliance recognized 2 student winners of the Coding Challenge contest.  The winning entry, submitted on behalf of the 4H Girls Who Code, was 1 of 16 winners who will receive a $500 gift card.  Thank you for everyone who participated in the WV Coding Challenge!

Here are your winners!!!!!

  • Rhianna Runnion
  • Thomas Rawlings
  • Malia Saar
  • Lily Krason
  • Noah Ashton
  • Tylee Oldham
  • Khensa Rahman
  • Bracie Sheets
  • Dhruvika Solanki
  • Kinsley Ellison and Mariam Kisto
  • Amber Anderson
  • John Born
  • Lori Canterbuty
  • Maddy Edgnar
  • Gary Newman II
  • Abby Hopkins and Madison Ferguson

Contact: Quinten Burton at 304-342-7865 or quinten@educationalliance.org.

Download: FlyerContest Rules

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Third Year of Professional Development Experience Completed

The STEMersion project is a one-week professional development during the summer, designed for middle school and high school science, technology, or math teachers. 25 teachers from Kanawha, Boone, Putnam, and Lincoln County were selected to participate. The teachers spent one week visiting top STEM businesses in the Kanawha Valley. The 2017 participating businesses included TransCanada, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, DOW Chemical, Appalachian Power Company and Walker Machinery. STEMersion was designed to support teachers in their understanding of the various professions that require STEM skills. Participating teachers will take this real-world experience back to their schools to impact instruction, and encourage students to follow STEM career pathways. STEMersion is a collaborate effort with BridgeValley Community and Technical College.  

 Click here to watch a video highlighting STEMersion 2016.

For more information, contact Program Director Beth Bowden at 304-342-7850 or beth@educationalliance.org