Akron's newest middle school continues to attract national attention. CNN is visiting the new building on South Broadway on Oct. 7. This summer, Newsweek included the school in a story about fostering creativity. Details on the CNN visit after the jump
CNN to Visit National Inventors Hall of Fame® School … Center for STEM Learning
Segment will Focus on How Creativity is Taught to Students
AKRON (October 4, 2010) – The National Inventors Hall of Fame School … Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Learning will host CNN Education Contributor Steve Perry on Thursday, October 7 to talk with Instructional Leader Traci J. Buckner about how the school uses creativity to solve problems and to feature an ongoing problem based learning (PBL) project.
The segment will air at a later date on ''Perry's Principles,'' a series that runs on Anderson Cooper 360?. Steve Perry is interested in featuring seventh grade learners involved in an invasive species project with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The project focuses on invasive plant species and is tied into Ohio content standards, as are all problem based learning projects at the NIHF-STEM school.
Instructional Leader Traci Buckner said she is thrilled to host Steve Perry and CNN to talk about how the National Inventors Hall of Fame School … Center for STEM Learning teaches creativity. ''This presents an incredible opportunity to highlight the various strategies and techniques we employ here that help us teach our learners creativity,'' Buckner said.
Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James agrees. ''For CNN to recognize one of our schools shows that we are leading the way in teaching creative and inventive thinking,'' Superintendent James said.
About the NIHF-STEM School
An entity of Akron Public Schools, the National Inventors Hall of Fame® School … Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Learning is designed to be a unique and comprehensive STEM middle school that provides the highest quality education experience for all students that ensures creativity and inventive thinking through a focus on science, mathematics, engineering and technology. In operation since 2009, the school was founded by six innovative business and community partnersAkron Public Schools, The City of Akron, The University of Akron, The National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation, Greater Akron Chamber and Akron Tomorrow. For more information on the NIHF-STEM School, please visit http://akronschools.com/scienceschool/