Penn-Mont receives STEM Grant

Courtesy photo Penn-Mont Academy has received a STEM Grant. Shown are (from left): Zara Ahmer, Wyatt Nolan-Pruyn, Heston Murphy, Rachel Cahill (Maker Space/STEM coordinator), Mackenna Campbell and Ethan Wang.

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Penn Mont Academy has received a Reading Literacy STEM grant from Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.

This grant will provide computer programming and coding equipment that will be used by kindergarten to third-grade students for a Maker STEM curriculum titled “Can You Help Me?”

This curriculum was inspired by the book “Zac the Robot” written and Illustrated by Stephanie Lanier.

Students will learn to connect colors to shapes, colors to words, words to shapes all while programming a robotic mouse to create a robot similar to their book.

This curriculum plan will be available for all teachers at https://orise.orau.gov/stem/k-12/curriculum-for-the-classroom.html#lesson-plans.

The Reading Literacy STEM Grant is the result of a curriculum lesson plan submitted by Maker Space and STEM Coordinator Rachel Cahill.

Penn-Mont Academy is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian, Montessori school for children from 6 weeks old through sixth grade.