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Partnering For STEM Resources

by eSchool News

eSchool News

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Office Depot partners with district to develop high school STEM wing

The nearly 28,000 square foot addition features 12 classrooms, two engineering labs, five computer labs and one think tank incubator space, geared toward teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Office Depot, Inc. provided full end-to-end services from visioning to implementation of the furniture and equipment along with a financial contribution toward the incubator space, which was designed to facilitate a high-impact learning environment that fosters creativity and innovation.

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Partnerships to Fuel Innovation, and Education

Partnerships and collaborations in education are becoming increasingly more prevalent in an area of budget cuts and emerging technology that can challenge schools to bring the latest and best to students. This recent example shows how an office products retailer is bringing STEM to a high school in Texas in a big way. Are there potential community partners that your school could connect with in creative ways?

Rampant changes in the economy, in technology, in workforce needs and in communication channels are challenging traditional methods of educating students, but are also opening up exciting new possibilities. Collaborating with educators is among the most strategic and rewarding ways for corporations and nonprofits alike to prepare tomorrow’s leaders. This is a great time to begin to explore how creative connections could help you further your education institution’s strategic objectives.