MMGW STEM Curriculum


Pre-Advanced Career Middle Grades STEM Curriculum

Middle grades students preform a STEM experiment.

Spark discovery with project-based STEM courses for middle grades students.

Skills in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are essential to many of today’s jobs, but too many students lack opportunities to explore these jobs and understand the academic skills, credentials and degrees needed to secure them.

Pre-Advanced Career STEM Curriculum

Early learning experiences are key to introducing students to rewarding STEM degrees and careers. SREB’s Pre-Advanced Career (Pre-AC) STEM Curriculum provides these early experiences that middle grades students need to prepare for future STEM learning in rigorous Advanced Career programs in high school.

Two courses make up the Pre-AC Middle Grades STEM Curriculum. Each course consists of hands-on projects that require students to draw upon a full range of academic, technical, technological, cognitive and personal skills to complete. All projects require students to work in teams to conduct research, develop and test prototypes, analyze data and make presentations. These are the skills students need to ensure they are both college and career ready.

Project Highlights

Course projects deepen students’ understanding of STEM concepts and practices. Topics include:

  • Manufacturing – 3D Imaging
  • Materials Science
  • Computer Science
  • Logistics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Food Science
  • Health Science
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Energy and Power
  • Informatics

Learn more about the curriculum, course projects, adoption costs and teacher training:

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SREB recommends adopting the courses as part of the Making Middle Grades Work school improvement framework.

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2018 Summer Teacher Training: Pre-AC Middle Grades STEM Curriculum
Marshall University, July 23–27, 2018

Pre-Advanced Career (Pre-AC) Middle Grades STEM teachers are required to participate in a one-week Summer Teacher Training for each Pre-AC Middle Grades STEM course they will teach at their school.

Course 1 Training

  • Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
  • July 23–27, 2018

Pre-AC Middle Grades STEM Teacher Training prepares teachers to:

  • Use a project-based, student-centered approach to teaching.
  • Use the required technology and software to complete student projects and assignments.
  • Develop skills for using formative and summative assessments to improve instructional methodology and student learning.

Register to attend Course 1 training. Complete the following form (instructions for submission are included):

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