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What is it?

8 months ago

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"STEM" is an acronmym which represents the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Historically, these disciplines have been taught separately.  The idea of STEM education is to teach the disciplines integrated with each other in a student-centered classroom.  Students learn to work collaboratively with their peers to solve real-world problems.  Students engage in science inquiry, investigation, problem solving, and logical reasoning in the content of integrated units of instruction.  The teacher in a STEM classroom acts more as a facilitator than a direct instructor.

At Riverview, we are still a "developing" STEM school in that we are still working on how our curriculum is integrated most effectively.  Our focus is striving for deep student learning, while applying what we know about STEM in a problem based real world learning environment.

Projected Percentage Increases In STEM Jobs from 2010 to 2020: 14% for all occupations, 16% for Mathematics, 22% for Computer Systems Analysts, 32% for Systems Software Developers, 36% for Medical Scientists, 62% for Biomedical Engineers

What are we going to do about it?

over 2 years ago

1  Increase rigor of instruction

2  Student awareness of jobs in STEM through 

    a.  College/Career Week

    b.  Embrace STEM activities in our weekly clubs and monthly assemblies