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Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy Teacher Earns National STEM Honor

Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy Teacher Earns National STEM Honor

An Oak Grove Elementary School Fine Arts Academy teacher has earned a national STEM honor.

Third-grade teacher Tammy Owen was selected by Discovery Education as a DEN STAR Educator, a program for top STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teachers that offers them professional learning opportunities, and event kits containing resources to share with other educators.

“Mrs. Owen is a leader at planning intentional blended learning and STEAM [adding arts to STEM] integration that both enhances and showcases her students’ learning,” Principal Penny Valle said.  “She uses the digital resources from Discovery Ed to broaden her students’ knowledge, experiences, and application of skills for problem-based learning.” 

Among her many innovative projects for students are stop-motion film shorts, STEAM journals, and Adobe Spark and Nearpod interactive presentations. 

CCSD in 2019 teamed up with Discovery Education, part of the same company as the Discovery TV network, to use its classroom resources and professional development for elementary and middle school teachers to enhance lessons and incorporate more real-world learning experiences.
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