CEF Helps Bring STEM to SCHS
Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF) recently announced the distribution of continued funding to support Project Lead the Way (PLTW) course offerings at Sage Creek High School (SCHS) from a donation from a local Carlsbad family and a matched contribution by Qualcomm. The program, created by Indianapolis-based PLTW, engages students in problem-based activities and projects that promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and real-world problem solving in areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. SCHS successfully implemented the PLTW biomedical sciences course track for 200 students last year. CEF’s continued funding will support the expansion of the PLTW engineering track at SCHS and will go toward program fees, teaching staff, professional development, materials, and supplies. The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that jobs in STEM-related fields will grow 17 percent by 2018 – nearly double the growth for non-STEM fields. The PLTW program aims to get students excited about hands-on learning in these fields. For more information visit www.carlsbaded.org.