1 year, 8 months ago Kim FosseyParticipant
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The four LSU STEM Certification Pathways in Pre-Engineering, Digital Design & Emergent Media, Computational Thinking & Computer Science, and Biomedical Sciences are a joint effort of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, Lee Magnet High School (LEE), the Louisiana Department of Education, and faculty from Louisiana State University (LSU). After piloting the LSU Pathways at LEE from 2016-17 on, pathway courses are now taught to over 1,800 students at 35 schools in 13 districts. Provisions of the approved state education funding formula provide a school district offering a BESE approved LSU Pathway course to receive $480 per student per course in additional CTE base weight and Career Development Funds.
In addition to taking courses in the “core” subject areas—English language arts, math, science, and social studies— this program provides high school students with the opportunity to receive special STEM endorsements on their high school diplomas. The Pathway courses (eight open source, NGSS aligned courses per pathway) can be taken as electives in addition to standard academic core, dual enrollment, and AP classes. In addition, BESE has approved the Pre-Engineering Pathway and the Digital Design & Emergent Media Pathway as Jump Start Career Pathway options (the other two pathways are up for approval this summer).
High school teachers participate in intensive, graduate-level training courses to lead the Pathway courses during the annual LSU Pathway Summer Institute. If taken for credit, teachers can earn a customized “Professional Graduate Certificate.” Teachers also attend (local or virtual) monthly Saturday sessions to give feedback on implementation of the courses.
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