Experts in the Media – See how Georgia Southern is helping teachers across the state delivery quality educationFebruary 4, 20202 min read
On average, teachers across the U.S. spend approximately $479 on classroom supplies each year, according to a 2018 study by the National Center of Education Statistics. The Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education (i2STEMe) at Georgia Southern University is helping reduce this burden for teachers in southeast Georgia with the School Outreach Program, a lending membership program that provides STEM and social studies materials for K-12 classrooms.
i2STEMe, housed in the College of Education, serves as an outreach center for the university, regional educators and the broader community. The School Outreach Program provides STEM and social studies supplies, including consumable and non-consumable materials, equipment, and teaching aids to member teachers, schools and districts. Members can request items and materials that will be delivered to and picked up from their school location. Annual membership for the program can be purchased by entire school districts, schools or individual teachers.
The project was recently featured on WTOC 11 where viewers were given a first-hand look at how local teachers and students are benefitting from the program. Alisa Leckie, Ph.D., the interim assistant dean of Partnerships and Outreach at Georgia Southern was on hand to explain how Georgia Southern is making sure students have access to the resources they need to further their learning in areas like STEM.
Are you a journalist looking to learn more or cover the School Outreach Program and how institutions like Georgia Southern University are helping teachers, students, and schools across the state? If so – then let our experts help.
Leckie's research is focused in the areas of education of language minority students, and analyzing policies impacting education. She is available to speak with media regarding this program – simply click on her icon to arrange an interview.
Alisa Leckie Associate Professor
Alisa Leckie's research is focused in the areas of education of language minority students, and analyzing policies impacting education.