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Hero and Project Description: 

Parker’s innovative teaching idea, “STEM Up!,” focuses on creating a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) closet for the students at Harper McCaughan Elementary School. This resource will further engage students to create resources or supplies to introduce key concepts of STEM in a new and innovative way. With an eye on expanding student engagement, the project will utilize peer learning in which students will teach each other a STEM lesson through interactive videos on various topics. Through the project funded by the Voya grant, students will participate in a period of STEM exploration using new technologies to keep notes, conduct field research and create tutorial videos. Ultimately, Parker will challenge her students to become teachers to their own peers as a way to generate creativity and leadership in the classroom. 

Unsung Hero City: 
Long Beach
Unsung Hero State: 
MS
Unsung Hero School: 
Harper McCaughan Elementary School
Unsung Hero Year: 
2 018
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