Holland Elementary receives STEM grant

By Herald Staff

HOLLAND — Holland Elementary School has been awarded a $2000 grant from 2020-2021 IN-MaC, a manufacturing micro-grant that provides funding to education, industry, and community-based organizations who implement creative ways to enhance youth and adult experiences in industry.

The grant is geared toward Holland’s STEM/PBL Program initiative of Dash Bots.

Holland’s STEM committee, consisting of Kelly Murphy, Darla Werne, Heather Schmitz, and Lindsey Sickbert, completed the grant application to strengthen their STEM implementation for the Fall of 2021.

The grant will provide Dash Bots and curriculum to help enhance STEM education within Holland Elementary, enabling students to grow within their coding and soft skills, encompassing collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking.

STEM learning will be incorporated into everyday classrooms and experiences, broadening perseverance and leadership skills and empowering students to apply 21st century skills by taking an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goal, informed by the learning sciences.

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