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, according to Adam Scribner, Director of STEM Education Initiatives at the School of Education. The project will combine two research-based educational programs, Readable English and Novel Engineering, to improve student literacy and STEM content knowledge and practices.
LIFT was developed through a partnership between the School of Education and Readable English, a multisensory reading program that is being initiated nationally and throughout Indiana. The project will provide approximately 90 informal and formal educators with professional development and follow-up support which will impact more than 3,600 students in rural southwest central Indiana.