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Windy Gap Teacher Attends Summer STEM Institute
This summer, a teacher from Windy Gap joined an innovative initiative designed to change how science is taught across Virginia.
Callie Angle began a year-long program with the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA), which kicked off with an intensive, four-week Elementary Science Institute at Virginia Tech.
Funded by a $34m grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the program applies the principles of hands-on science, student-centered inquiry, the nature of science, and problem-based learning. The goal is to shift science instruction from the traditional teacher-led classroom to examining “real world” problems and thinking like scientists to find solutions.
VISTA aims to improve student learning by offering teachers free professional learning opportunities, free personalized coaching and mentoring, a stipend, $1,000 for classroom supplies, a trip to the Virginia Association of Science Teachers Professional Development Institute, and a diverse community of practice to support them throughout the school year.
Mrs. Angle will be sharing information, resources and strategies with our WGES students and staff. We are proud and excited about the opportunities she will be providing us. Look forward to your child coming home with some interesting and fun activities and materials to share with you also.
WELCOME BACK STUDENTS!