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Hero and Project Description: 

Streets’ innovative teaching idea, “STEM ‘Vocabularians’,” focuses on introducing creative strategies to support students’ acquisition of vocabulary in the core subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The mission of the project is to help students acquire high and low-frequency STEM-specific vocabulary. Students involved in the project will partake in a school-wide culture of learning, improve reading proficiencies and engage in deciphering complex texts. With financial support of the Voya grant, Streets will be able to explore the impact of higher-level vocabulary on student achievement in the STEM subjects and will enable students to confidently apply that new vocabulary to produce their own scientific texts and to solve real-world problems.

Unsung Hero City: 
West Haven
Unsung Hero State: 
CT
Unsung Hero School: 
Engineering and Science University Magnet School
Unsung Hero Year: 
2 018
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