The Trumbull County Educational Service Center has secured a $55,400 grant that will be used to establish a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program during the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year.

TCESC will launch the new STEM program in January and run it through the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year.
The funding was made available through the Ohio Collaborative for Educating Remotely (OCER) and Transforming Schools to support schools to improve remote learning.

TCESC is building a curriculum for STEM that will allow for it to be used in any instructional model such as synchronously, asynchronously, or hybrid – remotely or face-to-face.

"We are thrilled to be able to bring our work and passion for creativity, innovation and collaboration to even more students," said Dana Butto, TCESC Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction, Mathematics and STEAM Powered Learning.

The new STEM program will partner with TCESC's STEAM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Powered Learning, explained TCESC Assistant Superintendent Dr. Robert Marino Jr., who oversees Curriculum and Instruction.

Both programs are open to students who attend public schools across Trumbull County.

Students in grades four to eight participate in STEAM, while the STEM program will be open to students in grades five to eight.