After-school STEM a draw for English language learners

Port Chester Schools' after-school STEM program for English language learners was launched last year as a four-week initiative in two elementary school buildings. This year it has blossomed into a fully developed initiative, bridging crucial STEM instruction with language acquisition and critical thinking skills. Sessions last six weeks and take place in all four elementary buildings and at the middle school, with 250 students participating and another 10 cohorts starting in May. The concept began with what Felipe Orozco, the district's Director of ELLs and Bilingual Programs Felipe Orozco envisioned as a way to meet the needs of transitioning and expanding English language learners. Scroll down and click to read more...