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Audio: Learning Through Real World Application

Elliott Southard

Learning 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.

Mount Lebanon ES
Mount Lebanon ES

School 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-6502
Students eligible for subsidized meals40%
Students receiving special ed services17%
African American students11%
White students81%
Hispanic or Latino students1%
Two or more races6%
Student mobility rate11%

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