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Inside Early College STEM Schools [ECM #12]

Brenda Darden Wilkerson, William Starzyk, and Arlington Vigilance are two teachers and an administrator from Chicago where they have been testing an Early College STEM School Model. I read about this in my Computer Science Teachers Association magazine and reached out to the organizers to share with us just how they teach and what is so different about this type of school.

Who will want to listen to this show?

For curriculum directors, policy makers and high school computer science teachers this is a must listen but principals and school leaders  and school board members who are putting in STEM or STEAM labs will be interested in this. We can all have a STEM room or place at our school (as well we ALL should.)

My favorite part of the show is when the teachers describe some of the awesome things happening in their classroom, you can hear the joy of teaching and the excitement of learning in his voice! Love it! All three guests have great insight into STEM and Computer Science at the high school level.

Listen to Every Classroom Matters Episode 12 : Inside Early College STEM Schools

About ECM Guests

Arlington Vigilance teachers Computer Science at Corliss High School

Bill Starzyk teaches Computer Science at Lakeview High School

Brenda Darden Wilkerson is Program Manager for Information Technology within Career and Technical Education at Chicago Public Schools

You can read more about the Chicago initiative but there are some powerful studies and articles at the Early College High School website.

Every Classroom Matters is a bi-weekly podcast by Vicki Davis on BAM Radio network dedicated to excellent education. Listening will help you teach with better results, lead with a positive impact, and live with a greater purpose. Subscribe.


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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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