What makes a good STEM program? STEM is a real-world curriculum based on problem-solving and design within four specific disciplines: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — in a connected and applied approach.
A great STEM program focuses on:
- The engineering design process.
- Solving real-world problems.
- Open-ended exploration of questions and ideas.
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As for technology, we recommend downloading the 100+ page resource guide and plan for effective technology use (see above). It focuses on five detailed areas:
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The free technology resource guide was originally published by the U.S. Department of Education and is the latest school-wide implementation guide including student privacy and usage policy guides.
Here are a few science and STEM updates to be aware of.
- New Mexico is asking its high school students to take up the gauntlet as part of an academic challenge that aims to answer one question: How will you use science and technology to help with national security.
- You probably already knew this, but a recent study found no differences between boys and girls in mathematical reasoning. Scientists ‘found statistical equivalence between boys and girls’ brains when it comes to learning math.
- Climate Science is an excellent field for STEM class as it has political, geographical, and economic implications. Plus, it’s a budding field for careers as colleges expand more programs in this vital area. According to a 2018 Gallup poll, 70% of Americans ages 18 to 34 are worried “a great deal or a fair amount” about the climate and global warming.
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