by Krystal Paco
Guam - Dozens of the island's middle and high school math and science teachers are getting schooled this week on science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum and how to reinforce it in the classroom. DOE project director for the Advanced Student Enhancement Program Leah Beth Naholowaa says its about sparking interest in professions that will be needed to keep up with the 21st century.
"Part of learning about stem is learning what kind of jobs are available are out there in terms of careers in stem. What are the careers that the employers will be looking for? We're in need of engineers we're in need of technical people. So we're training our teachers as well as our students to learn about stem and like stem because learning math and science is very important," she said.
Meanwhile, George Washington High School and Untalan Middle School are piloting stem programs, which Naholowaa hopes to expand to other schools through trainings like this today's.