Freedom Traditional Academy teacher Armina Suljic recently completed the ASU STEM Acceleration Fellowship.
She recently took 30 hours of professional development focused on STEM to expand the after-school club at the school in Surprise. Upon completing the requirements, she received $2,000 for supplies and a stipend of $4,500 for her club project.
So far, she has purchased Wonders accessories for the school’s dashbots, science kits, engineering kits, Edison kits for young learners, sphero bots, coding mats and other supplies to enhance learning. STEM and Robotics club will begin in October for students in third through eighth grades.
ASU STEM fellows have access to a broad range of STEM professional development opportunities throughout Arizona.
Freedom Traditional Academy is a kindergarten through 8th grade school, which does not have a set boundary and can accept students open enrolling throughout the Dysart Unified School District.
The school features accelerated learning and instruction that is back to basics.