Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What is S.T.E.M?

There is a lot of talk and buzz around the term S.T.E.M., but what is it? Simply stated, S.T.E.M. is an acronym that stand for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. S.T.E.M. education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where academics are paired with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering and mathematics in contexts that make connections between lessons learned in the classroom setting to work and community applications. It takes learning and theory to the next level, in which students do not simply learn concepts but demonstrate and apply this learning to application. (Tsupros, 2009) S.T.E.M. programs turn a typical classroom into one that is dynamic, real, and driven by problem-solving, discovery, and investigative learning.