Plymouth Canton Community Schools Initiative
Ensuring that our students are prepared to compete in an ever changing world is more important now than ever. The Plymouth Canton Community Schools recognized this and looked to the A World In Motion program to help them meet that goal. The Plymouth Canton Community schools represent SAE International's first district wide initiative to implement the A World In Motion program. The program first began back in 2008 with 44 teachers and 40 volunteers. The program soon expanded to 108 teachers and over 175 volunteers. Johnson Controls is the corporate supporter of this program. They provide the financial support for the initiative, as well as coordinating the volunteer base. JCI coordinates volunteers from not only their own company but also Bosch, Detroit Diesel, Yazaki, Toyota Boshuku and AVL.
The Plymouth Canton Community Schools Initiative creates...
- An opportunity for all upper elementary students in the Plymouth Canton School District to participate in the A World In Motion program
- Provides all upper elementary students a solid foundation in mathematics and science
- Enables industry volunteers to get involved in the schools in their community by acting as content experts in the classrooms
- Gives all upper elementary teachers hands on materials to introduce students to the STEM fields
- To expose over 1,500 students to the STEM fields by allowing them the opportunity to participate in the A World In Motion program
- Provide a common curriculum for more than 70 upper elementary teachers in the district to teach science concepts by using the AWIM program
- To pair every upper elementary teacher, who participates in the AWIM program, in the Plymouth/ Canton Community Schools with a trained STEM professional in the classroom to serve as a content expert and student mentor during the AWIM experience