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Monticello Middle School STEM Lab Teachers Shine at 2024 MSBA Leadership Conference

Picture of the MS STEM teachers, 4 students, Eric Olson, and Kathy Ziebarth at the MSBA Leadership Conference

In a remarkable achievement for Monticello Middle School, our esteemed STEM lab teachers, Jill Kedrowski and Casie Monson, were selected to participate in the School Excellence Showcase during the 2024 MSBA Leadership Conference. The event took place at the Minneapolis Convention Center on January 11th, where school board leaders and educators from across the state gathered to share innovative practices and celebrate excellence in education.

The Monticello Middle School STEM lab teachers, known for their dedication to fostering a passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, showcased our school's cutting-edge STEM lab. This state-of-the-art facility provides students with a dynamic learning environment equipped with advanced technology and resources to explore and engage in hands-on STEM activities.

During the School Excellence Showcase, our teachers had the opportunity to speak about the various modules available in the STEM lab, highlighting the diverse range of subjects and projects that students can choose from. They shared insights into their teaching strategies, emphasizing the importance of cultivating critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and creativity among students.

The event served as a platform for our educators to collaborate with peers from other schools, exchanging ideas and best practices. Casie Monson and Jill Kedrowski provided a fantastic view of the exceptional opportunities the STEM lab offers, inspiring fellow educators to incorporate similar strategies in their schools.

Beyond the technical aspects, our teachers took pride in presenting how Monticello School District intentionally designs courses to help students explore their strengths and interests.The STEM lab not only prepares students for academic success but also instills a lifelong love for learning and innovation.

Participating in the School Excellence Showcase was not only a recognition of the outstanding work at Monticello Middle School but also an opportunity to showcase the positive impact our district has on students. By fostering a learning environment that encourages exploration and personal growth, our district is shaping the leaders of tomorrow.

The Monticello School District commends our STEM lab teachers for their dedication and commitment to excellence!

This story was also featured in the Monticello Times on January 18, 2024!

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