STEM is much more than its acronym science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It is about preparing all students for success in our global environment through ensuring their ability to think critically, creatively problem solve, communicate, collaborate and be a team player.
Giving students the opportunity to learn rigorous STEM content and processes in contexts that inspire and motivate them to learn, is what STEM is about. When students solve real problems connected to their interests the result is deep learning and ability to apply the new knowledge. STEM learning encourages students take risks and learn from failure, preparing our future innovators and entrepreneurs.
By design, STEM is for all students, an approach to teaching and learning that incorporates learning through problems and projects that interest and motivates students to learn rigorous content deeply.