Sponsor Insights EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP PATHWAY UM-FLINT OFFERS A LEADERHIP TRACK TO ASSIST EDUCATORS IN THEIR GOALS DOCTOR OF EDUCATION (Ed.D.) EDUCATION SPECIALIST (Ed.S.) EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION (MPA) umflint.edu/edleadership www.gomasa.org 29 gration into district curriculum. A web-based K–12 curriculum, the program engages students and allows them to follow real scientists and engineers, creating a platform like none they have ever seen—making science or engineering come alive. Isn’t this the kind of learning we are all looking for? America’s thought leader in the field of STEM, JASON teaches concepts as they apply to the work of fascinating scientists and researchers, encouraging students to envision themselves in these careers. JASON sparks intrinsic motiva-tion to succeed in these challenging subjects where previously students may not have understood their real world applications. School districts are already seeing positive results. For example, in Alief Independent School District in Houston, Texas, which has been using the program for two years, test scores are improving, and a dramatic approach to STEM learning is being created. According to the Alief ISD Superintendent, HD Chambers, “The JASON Project, in conjunction with district-designed structures, was a catalyst for captivating more student interest in science. As a robust STEM curriculum, it fostered a level of excitement by directly connecting our students with scientists, honing their digital gaming skills, and increasing their research capacities.” Through AASA, school districts can purchase access to the entire suite of JASON products for their entire student body at a discounted rate of $6 per student. We at AASA and JASON are excited about this partnership. We look forward to more and more educators using this powerful integrated learning system for their districts, schools and communities. We want as to see as many students as possible throughout Michigan take advantage of learning real-life science, technology, engineering and math. That is what the AASA-JASON partnership is all about. Daniel A. Domenech is Executive Director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association. Eleanor Smalley is President and CEO of JASON Learning.
MASA Leader - Spring 2015
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