LCS.T.E.A.M. Program Goals & Benchmarks
LCS.T.E.A.M.programs exist to provide students personalized learning opportunities in order to increase innovative, technical, and creative thinking. The programs also seek to build collaborative skills and provide opportunities to apply real-world learning experiences through the design process.
By August 1st, 2020, all schools within the London City School District will be designated as STEM schools by the Ohio Department of Education. In order to accomplish this goal, the district will achieve the following benchmarks:
- Engage students in meaningful problem-based learning across the curriculum and in each school.
- Establish educational pathways, which include internships, linked to high demand careers, that are supported by partnerships with local industries and higher education partners.
- Support problem-based learning, creativity, and personalized learning through the redesign of educational spaces and co curricular programs across the district (i.e. Makerspaces, Robotics, etc.).
- Provide effective professional development to all district stakeholders to support problem-based learning, capacity building, and to enhance the change process.
- Plan for sustainability by securing grant funding and researching other financial resources.
Ohio STEM Honors Diploma
London High school students can gain state recognition for exceeding Ohio’s graduation requirements through a STEM Honors Diploma. Students can earn this recognition by completing high-level coursework and completing an internship, which will provide real world experiences to challenge students.
LCS.T.E.A.M. Curricular Programs
The London City School District has integrated the Future Ready Schools ideals into its strategic planning process. This process prioritizes building personalized, student centered learning environments based on research-based digital learning strategies.
London City Schools has partnered with JASON Learning to provide students STEM embedded travel opportunities, resources for design challenges, and STEM curriculum.
Students at London Middle School can explore STEM careers using Learning Blades, an online exploratory program.
Whether discovering new cancer treatments or teaching healthy lifestyle choices to their communities, today’s biomedical science professionals are tackling big challenges to make the world a better place. London High School has partnered with Project Lead the Way to provide a pathway for students to take on some of these same real-world challenges.
Today, fifty-eight percent of all new STEM-related jobs are in computing but just 10% of STEM graduates are in computer science. London High School has partnered with TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS), which is a Microsoft Philanthropies program to provide a series of computer science courses for students.
As our district’s first and top STEM pathway, our vocational agricultural program prepares students to solve programs related to agriculture, ag business, food and animal science, and mechanical principles. Our district also supports a thriving FFA program.
District students will participate and learn more about smart mobility during this year’s #STEMdrivesOhio design challenge.
Each year LCS students participate in the Hour of Code held in December during National Computer Science Week.
Our district supports a thriving Robotics club at London Middle School and a Robotics course at London High School.
Red Raider Esports
Formed at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, the Red Raider Esports team competes against other Ohio schools in electronic gaming.
Each school has designed unique spaces in which students may collaborate and create. These spaces include flexible seating, large display and collaborative opportunities, and resources such as computer aided design stations, 3D printers, broadcast areas with green screens, a podcast studio, etc.