STEM Academies. Board of Education Curriculum Committee Meeting April 10, 2013. Agenda. Beliefs What is STEM Why STEM STEM Exploratory STEM Academies. Beliefs.
Board of Education
Curriculum Committee Meeting
April 10, 2013
STEM education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy. (Tsupros, 2009)
What matters for today’s students and workers, is not the knowledge a person possesses but what he/she is able to do with that knowledge such as create, produce, innovate-and be motivated and driven to do those things.
Dr. Tony Wagner, Harvard University
STEM proficient students are able to answer complex questions, investigate global issues, and develop solutions for challenges and real world problems while applying the rigor of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content in a seamless fashion. STEM proficient students are logical thinkers, effective communicators and are technologically, scientifically, and mathematically literate.
LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT Base
Provides cross-curricular opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Allows for creativity in design &
enables students to explore the world of engineering by building complex control systems
Why Aerospace and biomedical?
This idea was shared during our recent tour of GKN.
MKMS STEM Exploratory
Hospitality & Tourism Academy NHS
Biomedical Academy MKMS
JWMS STEM Exploratory
Aerospace Academy JWMS
STEM Academy NHS
STEM Academy Planning
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