At The Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) we are continually striving to help students succeed! One of our goals is to make sure that students are equipped with the right mathematical skills needed for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers.
We have recognized the growing need for a more focused mathematical instruction in our schools as STEM companies have struggled to find a prepared, competent workforce. We have the opportunity to bring $8 million in funding to our schools through a federal Education, Innovation and Research Grant.
We plan to implement a systematic approach called FIM (Focused Instructional Model), which teaches our students the mathematical skills for specific STEM career pathways such as in manufacturing, computer science, health care, engineering, finance, hospitality management, cybersecurity, and networking.
The FIM can be implemented and scaled with fidelity to produce positive results when effectively parlayed with classroom management improvements, and the teacher’s enhanced sense of efficacy. High-need and rural middle-grades students, in particular, have become more proficient in mathematics and computational thinking skills using FIM.
To support over 50 school districts in Michigan, we are seeking your help to raise $160,000 in matching funds, and prepare our students for success beyond the classroom in STEM careers!