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Audio: Learning Through Real World Application

Mount Lebanon Elementary School
Pendleton, SC

Elliott SouthardLearning Through Real World Application highlights how one school expanded on a STEM theme to create a teaching and learning culture matched to the way young students learn. When each of the four K-6th grade elementary schools in Anderson County School District 4 were tasked with creating a unique “Signature Experience” in 2010, Mount Lebanon Elementary School decided to take on STEM. With a dedicated Engineering Lab, an enthusiastic teaching staff, and a focus on the engineering design process, Mount Lebanon created opportunities to integrate STEM throughout the school’s curriculum.

In the podcast, Principal Elliott Southard explains “we didn’t have any extra funding, we didn’t have any extra materials, we didn’t have supplies…it’s the people” that made the STEM program successful. To listen to the full podcast, scroll down. You can download the transcript here.

Contact Information
Mount Lebanon Elementary School
Mr. Elliott Southard, Principal at time of Nomination
2850 Lebanon Road
Pendleton, SC, 29670-9482
(864) 403-2400
Student Demographics 2018
Number of students PreK-6 502
Students eligible for subsidized meals 40%
Students receiving special ed services 17%
ELL 2%
African American students 11%
White students 81%
Hispanic or Latino students 1%
Asian 1%
Two or more races 6%
Student mobility rate 11%