Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Four Different Disciplines, Rarely in Isolation.
These disciplines are integrated into almost any career. Examples include:
- Computer programmers use technology to engineer new technological tools that we all use – apps on our phones, online banking, and smart houses.
- Data scientists delve into the massive amounts of data available and build mathematical models to answer questions like how much damage will a hurricane cause or who is most likely to buy a particular product and when.
- A science fiction writer needs to know enough about science to make their work believable.
Since STEM is integrated within most careers, shouldn’t we expose students to those disciplines in authentic ways that will capture their imaginations and build their identities as scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians?
The world we live in requires students to become problem solvers and develop skills in critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication. STEM education is central to such development, giving students authentic problems to solve that incorporate multiple disciplines while nurturing 21st century skills.
Students need and deserve high quality STEM experiences. They need opportunities to authentically engage as scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. Let us help you create those experiences for your students. Our embedded professional development works with teachers to incorporate STEM into any content area as well as create dedicated STEM programs for your school.