What is STEM?
- STEM education is an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to learning that provides hands-on and relevant learning experiences for students.
- STEM teaching and learning goes beyond the mere transfer of knowledge. It engages students and equips them with critical thinking, problem solving, creative and collaborative skills, and ultimately establishes connections between the school, work place, community and the global economy.
- STEM guides students to understand and apply math and science content, the foundations for success in college and careers.
STRATEGIES THAT ENGAGE MINDS
NC Department of Public Instruction’s
NC STEM School Attributes
(Adapted from You for Youth)
STEM literacy relates to a student’s ability to understand and apply concepts from science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order to solve complex problems.
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