Learn about Char-Em Street STEM!
Meet Eureka, the Street STEM mascot!
Eureka:(Greek origin), meaning “I have found it,” is an exclamatory word that the famous Greek physicist Archimedes said when he had discovered the law of hydrostatics, also known as the “Archimedes principle.”
Watch the Char-Em Street STEM video to meet Eureka and learn all about this innovative program!
What is Char-Em Street STEM?
Char-Em Street STEM is a mobile STEM program in which Char-Em ISD brings STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) directly to local schools and provides students with STEM-focused opportunities where they develop, learn, and explore new skills!
This includes the basics of coding, robotics, direction following, problem solving, circuits, measuring, and much more. The program also allows for teachers to learn alongside their students and explore new ways to incorporate hands-on, interactive STEM learning experiences in their classrooms to accomplish a learning target and tackle the curriculum. Char-Em’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) model sparked the idea to offer a STEM based mobile program where our CTE STEM Consultant will bring STEM to the schools. This will not only help to break down barriers for student and staff participation, but will also give staff the ability to impact a larger group of both students and educators.
Char-Em Street STEM brings in emerging technologies such as educational Legos, Dash/Dot Robots, Drones, Spheroes, Laser Engraver/Cutter, 3D Design and 3D Printing. If you are interested in learning more or would like to find out what other equipment Char-Em Street STEM has to offer, please follow the link to see Char-Em Street STEMs Item Descriptions and Resources.
What is the goal of Street STEM?
The goal is to provide students with STEM focused opportunities where they develop, learn, and explore new STEM related skills. By delivering STEM focused opportunities to our local schools, the students, parents, and teachers become more informed regarding high-wage, high-demand, high-skill STEM careers. The materials used in the classroom are able to be checked out by teachers and used in the classroom at any point. The teacher has ongoing support from the program and can have the consultant come back in to work with the teacher and students again with the same piece of technology or something new. By delivering the instruction to the students in their classroom, it eliminates many barriers that teachers and students face when trying to implement new learning strategies into everyday learning. This truly is a customizable one of a kind program aimed to help teachers and students bolster their learnings.
News & Information
Char-Em ISD receives grant for Street STEM elementary technology from Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation
More young students in Char-Em ISD schools will have access to the latest technology in science, math, technology and engineering - aka STEM - thanks to a grant from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. The foundation awarded $7,500 toward the...
Lansing (MI), March 16, 2023 – The Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) has named the recipients of its 2023 MACUL Annual Awards, as Michigan Educators from around the state earned the following honors: Innovative Leader Award, Innovative...
Char-Em receives 2023 Excellence in Practice Award from state career tech office for Street STEM initiative
Char-Em Street STEM has been on a roll into local K-8 classrooms this school year, and now it has rolled into top honors at the state level with an Excellence in Practice award from the Michigan Office of Career and Technical Education. This new Char-Em ISD...
Alanson middle school 6th, 7th, and 8th graders had the opportunity earlier this week to try their hands at flying drones, during a visit from Char-Em Street STEM’s mobile STEM initiative. Using DJI Mini 2 drones, instructor Brandon Beltz taught the students how to...
The Street STEM trailer!
Look for the Char-Em Street STEM trailer as it travels throughout Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties!