Pilot STEM program underway for Livingston Parish public schools

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Livingston Parish School Board Member Jan Benton, ask Eastside Elementary fourth-grader Elijah Hurst to explain what he is building for his STEM project, as his project partner Alaina Leblanc looks on.

LIVINGSTON, La (BRPROUD) – Livingston Parish school district has partnereded with Louisiana State University Gordon A. Cain Center to integrate STEM activity to elementary and middle school students.

Nine weeks of STEM will be taught to elementary students and elective courses are offered to seventh and eighth-graders.

“This program is offering our educational team a unique opportunity to see concepts put into action in the classroom, and we are receiving immediate feedback from the teaches and the students who are participating in the learning activities,” said Instructional Supervisor Kelly LaBauve.

There really is no better way to gauge the success of something than to get firsthand knowledge,” she added.

Livingston Parish school districts have 12 schools and nine elementary campuses that have committed to incorporating STEM learning activities into their curriculums. 

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