Tonawanda Schools earn Distinguished Mention award for STEMrichment initiative
Above: Fletcher Elementary School fourth graders make their own Claymation/stop-motion video production as part of a science class. Lessons such as these have earned the Tonawanda City School District a Distinguished Mention award at the Engaged level of the New York State STEM Quality Learning Rubric, as determined by the Western New York STEM Hub.
TONAWANDA, NY (Oct. 5, 2017) – A focus on hands-on learning, student collaboration and “make-your-own” lessons have earned the Tonawanda City School District an honorable designation by the Western New York STEM Hub.
The hub has recognized Tonawanda with a Distinguished Mention award at the Engaged level of the New York State Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Quality Learning Rubric. This honor, as part of the WNY STEM Schools on the Move 2017 awards, will be presented to Tonawanda during a recognition dinner Oct. 12, hosted by Roswell Park.
The WNY STEM Hub is an incorporated nonprofit with more than 700 individual members representing nearly 300 organizations in Western New York. It is an initiative of the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County and is affiliated with the National STEM Funders Network, the national STEMx network and the Empire State STEM Learning Network. Its aim is to create awareness and partnerships that serve learners of all ages in accessing STEM/STEAM learning and careers.