STEM Works for Schools Features Ms. Selena D Souza –Principal Chubby Cheeks Spring Valley High School,Goa - India STEM Foundation

STEM Works for Schools Features Ms. Selena D Souza –Principal Chubby Cheeks Spring Valley High School,Goa

What is STEM Works for Schools?

STEM works for school is a drive-by India STEM Foundation where we welcome instructors, teachers, and principals who are individuals from the STEM people group to give information and direction to the understudies who will seek after their vocations or are interested in STEM.

About Ms Selena D’Souza –Principal Chubby Cheeks Spring Valley High School, Goa

The Founder, Manager and Headmistress of Chubby Cheeks Spring Valley High School has 30 years of experience in education and is passionate about working with children. She is involved in social and cultural activities, has various hobbies and is a member of the Rotary Club of Bardez Coastal. She is also committed to inclusive education and has established a resource room for special needs children. The Headmistress has been recognized for her excellence in education by several organizations, including the Lions Club of Calangute.

About Chubby Cheeks Spring Valley High School, Goa

Chubby Cheeks Spring Valley High School is located in Pilerne, Porvorim, Bardez, Goa. It offers classes from pre-school to standard X. The founder, manager and headmistress of the school is Mrs Selena Maria D’Souza Po, who has a passion for working with children and has been in the field of education for over 30 years. The school is known for its inclusive education approach and has a resource room for special needs children.

About Mr Bhuvan Verma

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The Interview

Ms Selena D’souza highlighted the new ways how learning has been implemented at Chubby Cheeks. She also threw light on how both students and Faculties are doing their respective contributions towards making STEM education at the institution more effective. Faculties at Chubby Cheeks Spring valley are taking up training courses to be well-versed in Robotics and AI. As they say, learning never ends; Chubby Cheeks implements the same both for their students and faculties. Ms D’souza declared the importance of new edge technologies and how STEM plays an important role in decision-making and problem-solving in a student’s life.

What are the initiatives taken by the Chubby Cheeks Spring Valley High School to encourage STEM education in the curriculum?

Students at Chubby Cheeks are taught through modern technology-driven tools such as Multimedia, Smart class and specially designed hands-on training activities. The science teachers involve the students in working for the principal matters of the core concepts so as to brush their fundamentals from time to time. Apart from this, the school also conducts activities throughout the year so as to enhance problem-solving and creativity skills of the students.

What are some of the STEM challenges that students are going to face in the near future?

Just as in the past, a major chunk of generations who were never introduced to technology before have had their major share of challenges while learning how to use technology in the current scenario, in the same way students might face a stiff challenge when it comes to learning new techniques such as Robotics, AI, coding etc. Thus, the key is to keep practising and getting used to these technological tools to avoid hassle-free use in the near future.

How to deal with Failure?

Failing in life is extremely important. If students don’t fail at things, they will never know how to do something in the most correct way. As rightly being said that “failure is the stepping stone to success” thus until and unless students don’t fail at what they are doing, they will never know what exactly they are good at. Thus, Failure must be accepted with open arms, and students must always hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

Why is it important to get Hands on training?

In order to understand what students are good at, they must have a prior practical experience of the work they are aiming to do. Thus, for the purpose of this, every student must go through hands-on training. Activities that involve the practical aspect of jobs through hands-on training at such a young age will create an interest for students to do something that they like to do. Hands-on training also provides a clear check platform where students get to evaluate whether they want to continue the work that they are doing or they have any other interests.


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STEM works for schools aimed at providing students with a chance to learn from top educators from partner schools, colleges and institutes and to seek guidance and learn from their experiences.

Mission and Vision

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Benefits Of Getting Interviewed at STEM Works for Schools?

● Make yours and your institute’s ideologies related to STEM reach out to millions of students globally. Enhance students’ knowledge with new ideas and innovations.
● Inspire young minds by boosting their curiosity with your mission and vision about STEM and help them to bring their creative powers to become the innovations of the new world.
● Help us create free STEM resources for everyone. Students’ despite of their locations and backgrounds are able to access the knowledge of STEM.
● Create a strong alliance with India STEM foundation to collaborate and connect on multiple different grounds to host multiple different events and competitions in their city and give their children a learning and fruitful experience.
● Get to be a part of a strong knit STEM community in India and provide children with an opportunity to develop good careers around STEM.
● Stand out to be a STEM leader amongst the others. Motivate others to be a part of the change too.

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Does My School need to be An ISF Partner Institute?
Yes, it is mandatory to be an ISF partner school along with following the STEM Curriculum, bringing changes from elementary to high school level. This will help them develop 21st Century skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity and teamwork.
Is there A Fees to Become an ISF Partner Institute?
No, there are no fees to be an ISF partner Institute all you need to sign a MoU. If you have the will to bring a better change into the world and have a positive approach towards STEM. Join us now if you’re willing to join us on the journey.

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