A new project with support from the IU School of Education will bring vital STEM education to rural students around southern Indiana. Project LIFT (Literacy/STEM Improvement for Today’s Students) is designed to advance literacy while enhancing STEM education for K-8 students in the region. The project will combine two research-based educational programs, Readable English and Novel Engineering, to improve student literacy and STEM content knowledge and practices.
The goal of Project LIFT is to help teachers improve interdisciplinary teaching and learning by infusing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) into the Readable English literacy program.
Since 2021, faculty from Indiana University’s (IU) School of Education collaborated with the Readable English literacy program team to provide professional development workshops and follow-up classroom support for schoolteachers throughout Indiana.