YUKON — The Yukon Public Schools' elementary STEM program has been selected as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2013-2015.
The award is given to schools that display innovation, leadership and excellence in education. Those characteristics are built on best practices in education, recognized by Apple Inc., including visionary leadership, innovative teaching practices, professional learning for educators, compelling evidence of student success and a flexible learning environment.
“This is an extraordinary honor for our district and the STEM program,” said Kathy Davis, director of curriculum and assessment.
The STEM program focuses on increasing education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, often combined to teach students through real-world, problem-based learning. The goal is to develop critical thinking skills and provide students with an understanding of interconnectedness among education, future careers, community needs and global issues.