Gov. Reynolds and Iowa STEM Council announce 22 new STEM BEST program partners, including MOC-Floyd Valley

Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa governor’s STEM Advisory Council have announced 22 new STEM BEST Program models for 2021, and MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District is one of them! 

STEM BEST, which stands for Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers, brings together schools and businesses to create STEM learning experiences to prepare students for in-demand careers.

MOC-FV’s Superintendant Russ Adams said “We are thankful for our continued partnership with the STEM Advisory Council and the exciting opportunities that we are able to provide for our students through the STEM BEST Program!  This is our second year of receiving the grant and will allow us to continue to grow programs like the MOC-Floyd Valley CAPS program and other extended career opportunities!”

To be considered for the program, applicants were required to submit a comprehensive proposal that incorporates STEM curriculum, partnerships with community businesses or organizations, real-world learning opportunities and expertise at the post-secondary education and training level.

Each of the districts receiving a partnership are also awarded $25,000 each. Officials say that money can be used for the curriculum development and coordination, educator training and development in workplace-classroom integration and preparing the work-based learning environment.

You can learn more about STEM BEST Programs here.