This is discussion about Economic Gardening through STEM Education.
Our public school system could definitely benefit from having more schools like the one you have conceptualized.
I am wondering whether you plan on forging partnerships between STEM-rich institutions/professionals and the Academy, where STEM experts contribute to students' STEM learning on a long-term, part-time basis as described in the welcome letter? In other words, beyond mentorship and internship opportunities with STEM-rich institutions, how will the skills and talent of STEM professionals be used to enhance students' learning of STEM concepts?
Thanks for your comments. Due to the word limitations of the grant application, we could not get into this in detail, but we do plan on developing our curriculum on what we are referring to as an "open source" curriculum which will allow for continuing development from other STEM secondary sources, post-secondary, along with business, industry, and other STEM professionals. We foresee this "open source" curriculum becoming a resource for other STEM schools as well. The PBL format of the school will be yet another opportunity for sharing STEM lessons amd methodology.