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Posted on Thu, Sep 5, 2013 : 5:08 a.m.

Toyota sends 10 AAPS teachers to Singapore to learn about STEM education strategies

By Staff

During a two-week summer trip sponsored by Toyota and organized by the International Institute of Education, 10 Ann Arbor Public Schools teachers and administrators went to Singapore to learn about successful science, technology, engineering and math (often abbreviated as STEM) education strategies.


Toyota sent 10 AAPS teachers to Singapore for two weeks to learn about STEM education strategies.

courtesy of AAPS

The new Toyota International Program in STEM is a pilot program for Toyota, which has supported a similar initiative on a smaller scale over the past 14 years, sending teachers and librarians abroad, according to a report on AAPS News. AAPS staff learned about Singapore's STEM educational practices, which are renowned for their success.

Participants were Alesia Flye, deputy superintendent for instructional services; Merri Lynn Colligan, director of instructional technology; Robin Bailey, coordinator of visual and performing arts; Jason Skiba, Huron assistant principal; Rick Weiler, Tappan assistant principal and certified math teacher; Amy Deller, Pioneer science teacher and science chair; Angela Newing, Forsythe math teacher and math chair; Ted Emch, Pioneer science and computer programming teacher; David Caine, Huron science teacher; and Tom Pachera, lead teacher of the Design, Technology and Environmental Planning magnet at Skyline.

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