They do this through our in-school ECM Experiences, during which the classroom teacher and ECM Partner work together to design highly engaging STEAM-based (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) learning experiences for students. The Partners visit the school for several days (five days is the average) and lead students through the learning activities with the participation and support of the classroom teacher.
We also have some Partners who don’t fall under one specific STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) area but cross several, such as Dave Smith of Corpus Callosum who teaches kids about entrepreneurship in the context of what they are learning. For example, last year he worked with students to create magnetic “science toys” that were then marketed and sold to the rest of the school.
The common ground shared by all of our ECM Partners is a passion for teaching and a focus on high levels of student engagement in thinking, making, creating, imagining and designing! Our Partners make learning fun!
To see our current roster of ECM Partners, visit the Choose ECM Partners page.
For application information, please visit the Apply page.