Loma Linda University hosted about 40 educational administrators and university professors from around the country for a three-day conference for its Excellence in STEM Experiential Education (EXSEED), an innovative and collaborative program established to enhance integrated Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in K-12 Adventist schools.
Administrators participated in fully-planned days’ offerings that included STEM informed workshops/presentations, touring Loma Linda’s anatomy labs, participating in discussion and brainstorming on STEM emphasis in NAD K-12 schools, viewing demonstrations by a group of talented innovative students from Forest Lake Academy, and more. The goals of the conference involved collaboratively empowering educators in implementing STEM via effective teaching and learning strategies within a mission-focused learning context. Following on the heels of EXSEED conference of teachers at the same venue a week prior, organizers facilitated power-packed sessions which elevated the need for providing experiential experiences for students in NAD schools through implementation of STEM education.
~Blog post by Dr. Ruth Horton, Associate Director of Education for Lake Union and EXSEED participant