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What is STEM?
Transcript of What is STEM?
Why is STEM important......
Anything created by someone that helps make work/life easier
Someone who uses his/her knowledge of science, math, & creativity to design objects, systems, or processes to solve problems
An engineer to a child
Someone that uses math or science to create or improve technology
STEM should always be meaningful,
relevant, and hands-on
materials given are limited and specific
always completed at school
STEM is NOT:
a robotics team
large instructional technology capacity
Stats for STEM
A huge component of STEM
They do not have to give money
Volunteer their time
Does not have to be the owner(s) of a company, but employees/parents
Our goal is to have 6+ partners.
minimum 3 year implementation
Introduce engineering with 1 school wide EfaD
Line up pacing
STEM Days/Engineering Days
Team in place
Professional learning (ongoing)
4-5 engineering units
Continue business partners
Begin student artifacts (STEM notebook)
Continue to "STEMify"
Fully operational and prepared for State certification
State Requirements for Business Partners
Students have industry mentors/partners that aid them in projects, innovation, creative pursuits, and field trips;
Work-based learning or frequent visits to places of work are common place for all or most students;
Classroom tasks/activities/project are linked to those they would perform in a STEM discipline;
Students are engaged in industry/real world related projects;
Students generate knowledge that results in innovation.