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Toledo STEM II course teaches programming, construction skills

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 30th, 2013

Junior Jamie Barber works on a computer programming assignment in Rich Berenson’s first half of the STEM II course. (Photos by April Bamburg)

In Rich Berenson and Peter Lohonyay’s STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) classes at Toledo Junior/Senior High School, students are learning about computer programming, construction, safety and motivation.

In its first year, the class has 24 students enrolled and for now, each of those students earn three credits – in mathematics, science and career technical education (CTE).

Last August, Berenson and Lohonyay approached the Lincoln County School District Board of Directors for permission to start a second-year STEM class. After a few months, the class has changed from the original plans, when Berenson said he realized that students were not exposed to computer programming at any level.

“We had an idea of where we wanted to go, but the technology was not available at the beginning of the year,” Berenson said.

For the complete article see the 01-30-2013 issue.

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