The U.S. Air Force Academy recently hosted a boot camp for math and science teachers.
This boot camp didn’t involve push-ups, though.
Instead, it focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. The goal is to provide training and motivation to K-12 science and math teachers that they can pass on to their students.
The STEM boot camps provide teachers with hands-on learning labs for classroom use. They don’t leave empty-handed: All teachers receive GPS units and software, and some take home robots and other kits.
“We’re not just giving them the training, we’re putting materials in their hands,” said Ret. Lt. Col. Billy Crisler, Air Force Academy K-12 STEM Outreach Center director, to The Gazette in Colorado Springs.
You can also learn more about the Department of Defense’s STEM Development Program HERE.