Branford, CT - Educators' Workshop
Arconic Foundation supported STEM teacher professional development for educators in the region surrounding Arconic facilities in Branford,
CT in January 2018. Thirteen educators from five schools across four districts convened to participate in a Regional Renewable Energy Inquiry
& Engineering workshop hosted at Francis Walsh Intermediate School. Workshop facilitators collaborated with the host to create a
custom workshop opportunity geared towards middle school educators. Teachers engaged in hands on activities that focused on expanding
their knowledge and application of the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). The primary standard explored was PS4 (Waves and their
Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer) through modeling, data monitoring, and phenomena. Each school left with a science
kit and access to curricular resources to augment their existing curriculum and materials.
Arconic Foundation is proud to support CE and bring this innovative program to Arconic communities nationwide. Arconic Foundation’s mission is to support non-profit partners who advance STEM Education, Workforce Development and Environmental Sustainability in Arconic communities. We view support for K-12 STEM programs as critical to shaping the workforce of the future – the economic future of our communities and the advanced manufacturing industry depends on it. By investing early in impactful STEM curricula, we can spark the imagination of our youth and set them on a path that encourages creativity and innovation – the very skills that make Arconic and other advanced manufacturers successful. CE is a proven and innovative model that we believe can bring to life the issues and solutions around energy management. Energy is a critical component of what we do in industry and in all of our personal lives – it is a topic that we want our youth educated about so that they can solve the problems of tomorrow.