WNCT is in Pitt County honoring our STEM Teacher of the Month.
E. B Aycock Middle School is home to only one of three STEM programs in the county, but their facilitator, Robert Brown is setting an example for what parents can look forward to as the system expands its stem curriculum to other schools.
Mr. Brown says he’s taught a little bit of everything from customer service, accounting and algebra and those skills have certainly prepared him for teaching 8th graders the STEM curriculum, where students work and learn on their own. It’s a concept that can be hard for some parents to understand, but his approach to changing the misconceptions about the different learning style of STEM has helped put some of them at ease. “One thing we did here at EE. B.Aycock, we actually had parents come in and shadow their student so that they could see what their students were doing and get a better understanding of the stem curriculum and the process of the classroom,” Brown explained.
For one parent, Paula Michael, she said coming in to shadow her children was a wonderful experience because both of her students have different learning styles.
As with all teachers, classroom supplies are always in demand. Mr. Brown tells WNCT he will use his STEM Teacher of the Month prize money to replenish his supplies for STEM projects.