AEP Foundation awards $450,000 STEM grant to strengthen Math 

In an effort to meet the growing need for STEM-skilled graduates in West Virginia, the American Electric Power Foundation is pleased to announce a nearly half-million dollar grant to The Education Alliance to strengthen STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.  The funding will help support the Energizing steM Education Initiative in elementary schools in Lincoln and Logan counties.

The Energizing steM program uses a two-part approach to strengthen math in elementary grades and to promote the importance of math to the broader community. The project will provide 2,200 elementary students in Lincoln and Logan counties with an effective computer-based supplemental curriculum to improve math outcomes over a three-year period.  As part of its ongoing STEM education efforts, The Education Alliance will assist participating districts in implementing a comprehensive STEM communication outreach plan to students, families and their communities.

For more information, contact Emily Pratt at 304-342-7850 or emily@educationalliance.org. The Energizing steM project is made possible by the American Electric Power Foundation.

Imagine Math

The Energize steM project provides 2,200 elementary students in Lincoln and Logan Counties with an effective community based supplimental curriculum called Imagine Math that is designed to improve math outcomes.

Imagine Math is a rigorous, standards-rich supplemental math curriculum that adapts to the unique needs of each student, so every student can develop the essential foundations and conceptual understanding they need to confidently move to the next level. 

Participating Energizing steM school districts include:

  • Lincoln County Schools
  • Logan County Schools 

 

 

Community Math Nights

The Energizing steM project promotes a greater public understanding of the need for STEM, build STEM career awareness, and provide a specific focus on the critical role of building strong Math skills.

The Education Alliance has partnered with the Regional Educational Laboratory – Appalachia (REL AP) to develop community math nights that engage family members in supporting their child’s math learning. Two schools will receive training and technical assistance from REL AP to host community math nights.

Participating community math night schools include:

  • Harts PreK-8 School, Lincoln County
  • Omar Elementary School, Logan County