Burkburnett Independent School District, Texas
Soaring with STEM, 2016-2021
SEG evaluated this project that supports teachers through professional development to utilize project-based learning approaches and focus on STEM related activities. The project goal is to provide accelerated academic growth for military students in science and to stimulate interest in STEM courses. SEG is responsible for assessing project loyalty, conducting formative evaluation to support continuous program improvement, and evaluating project outcomes. Methods include interviews with project staff and teachers, staff implementation logs, training feedback forms, and analyses of student achievement data were used in this project. This project is supported by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).
Healthy SySTEMs Initiative, 2021-2026
The Burkburnett ISD is building Healthy SySTEMs for military-connected students at all five campuses. Through Project Lead The Way (PLTW), students will experience authentic, work-based learning activities that inspire them to explore Health Science. Healthy SySTEMs begins in Pre-Kindergarten with investigations into the functions of the body and culminates at high school with the opportunity for students to step into the roles of medical investigators, surgeons, and biomedical engineers. Through problem based learning, students enhance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematical skills. SEG is conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the initiative, including a fidelity of implementation study, a process evaluation, and an outcome evaluation.