Few resources are available for district and school
leaders looking to establish successful STEM labs. Frequently, efforts do not
gain traction because they lack a systemic approach and the support of a broad
spectrum of stakeholders within the school community. Unlike other books,
Building a K-12 STEM Lab
addresses this challenge from the perspective of the leader,
identifying opportunities for capacity building and ensuring equal access and
equity for all students.
This book will:
- Address key issues in building a STEM Lab, including
budgetary constraints, space limitations, technology design and resources, and
- Provide step-by-step guidelines designed to meet the
diverse needs of a wide range of educational environments.
- Include vignettes describing the experiences of a variety of schools –
public, private, rural, urban – at different levels – elementary, middle
school, and high school – that have successfully established STEM labs in
The comprehensive and flexible approach outlined in this book will help
school and district leaders develop productive community partnerships in support
of STEM education within the STEM lab and throughout the school.
About the Authors
Nagler is an adjunct professor of Educational Technology at New Jersey
City University. She holds an MS in Education Media Design & Technology from
Full Sail University and an EdD in Educational Technology Leadership from New
Jersey City University, where her research focused on women's participation in
makerspaces. She is an Instructional Designer, a highly experienced trainer, and
an explorer of new media and technology, promoting entrepreneurship and
invention coupled with positive values.
Osei-Yaw serves as the principal of Alexander D. Sullivan Elementary
School, a bilingual STEM model school. Osei-Yaw is also an adjunct professor at
New Jersey City University whereby she introduces future educators to innovative
ways of integrating technology into the curriculum. Osei-Yaw’s professional
aspiration is to encourage girls and underrepresented students to pursue careers
in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).