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Editors’ Note: From time to time our RE@L Blogsite will repost a RE@L STEM Case Study as they appear sequentially on our RE@L Homepage.

Welcome To Our New RE@L Website Feature:

Learning More From STEM Case Studies.”

If you are one of our regular RE@L website readers, you know well that RE@L has long been supportive of more effective STEM in K12 schools everywhere. Here’s another STEM Case Study and this one happens to be our own!

Case Study 2: RE@L’s STEM Water-Quality Investigations

RE@L is in the process of creating its own STEM software series. The first module in the series is called Water-Quality Investigations. RE@L’s unique, mold-breaking STEM product brings new, key resources to both teachers and students that make learning far more effective and timely.

DonRawitsch-CoverDesigned by one of the creators of MECC’s award-winning Oregon Trail™, Don Rawitsch, RE@L’s STEM Water-Quality Investigations” combines the best of collaborative classroom project based activities and real-world learning access.

jon-johnson-stem-scienceThis new product has been field-tested with Wisconsin science teacher, Jon Johnson and his middle school science students. Watch the video to hear Jon talk about his STEM Water Quality Investigations by clicking on his graphic to the left.

Additionally, Water-Quality Investigations has also been tested in the Miami-Dade public schools.RE@L, like MECC before them, has an exemplary record of testing their software products to insure they put the best possible tools in the hands of both teachers and learners.

Delivered through a state-of-the-art online portal, RE@L STEM Investigations provide an integrated supplemental curriculum. The three-phase experience: Classroom Learning, Field Experience, and RE@L-World Change is focused on solving real-world problems using the latest industry-based tools.

RE@L also listens to the students we serve. In fact they work closely with us in the development of our many software products. Sam is a teenager who enjoys STEM learning and is an advisor to RE@L. Sam is also tech-savvy from learning with these new tools.

rel-stem-video-by-samWe asked Sam to make his own video in his own words about the importance of STEM and learning. Click the graphic to the right to see and hear Sam’s video. We are predicting a rewarding career for Sam and would not be surprised to find STEM as a part of it.

We see STEM and RE@L software helping other young learners, and their teachers.  RE@L software and RE@l resources can be accessed everywhere and anytime.

That’s RE@L Learning!

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Tom King & Dale LaFrenz

Dr. Tom King has served for over 40 years as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saint Thomas in the School of Education. The Saturn School of Tomorrow, formerly a St. Paul Public School, and his visionary response to educational reform, was a lighthouse on the frontier of school change. Tom was an experienced high school teacher of mathematics, a school administrator, and Director of Technology for the St. Paul MN Public Schools. He is also a member of the RE@L Team. Dr. Dale LaFrenz is Chairman of RE@L and one of the founders of MECC Software who brought “Oregon Trail” to millions of K12 kids everywhere. He has written extensively on the history and evolution of Ed Tech. His work in forging new paths for MECC’S “edutainment" software was instrumental in connecting school-markets, kids, teachers and consumer-markets/kids/parents, and now serves as the new launching pad for RE@L apps and software.