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What is STEM?

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Beth Cannon

on 25 February 2015

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Transcript of What is STEM?

What is STEM?
Why is STEM important......
What is...

S
cience
T
echnology
E
ngineering
M
athematics
Technology

Anything created by someone that helps make work/life easier
Engineering

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

Constraints:
time specific
materials given are limited and specific
always completed at school

STEM is NOT:
a robotics team
large instructional technology capacity
a garden
computer lab
Stats for STEM
Business Partners
MUST HAVE!
A huge component of STEM
Local
They do not have to give money
Volunteer their time
- demonstrations
- conversations
Does not have to be the owner(s) of a company, but employees/parents

Our goal is to have 6+ partners.
The Process
minimum 3 year implementation
2014-2015
Assess schedule
Introduce engineering with 1 school wide EfaD
Line up pacing
Business partners
STEM Days/Engineering Days
STEM logo/"STEMify"
Team in place
Professional learning (ongoing)
2015-2016
New schedules
4-5 engineering units
Continue business partners
Begin student artifacts (STEM notebook)
Continue to "STEMify"
2016-2017
Fully operational and prepared for State certification
Stem is...
cheap
doable
hands-on
small groups
problem solving
communication
STEM-ulating
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.
Agriculture
Hydroponics
Micro Greens
Regular Farming
Greenhouse
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