Adrienne Wiggins

Carson City, NV
Empire Elementary School

Adrienne’s innovative teaching idea, “STEM and Language Development,” focuses on increasing students’ language development and content knowledge in STEM subjects. The staff at Empire Elementary School participated in a book club where Adrienne realized the importance of providing authentic learning experiences. He discovered that real objects and materials through exploratory stations will increase students’ knowledge and support new learning in content and language. Through this project, he is hoping to purchase supplies that the school can use to engage students and create integrated project-based units of instruction aligned with their grade-level standards. Adrienne aspires to use the materials to help activate and develop students' language skills for each of the science domains: Life, Physical, Earth and Space, and Engineering.