STEM Doesn’t Start with a Box (or in a Lab)
Over the past five years, STEM education has undergone many iterations. Beginning with enhancements to the acronym itself; we have gone from STEM to STEAM to STREAM, and just to confuse matters even more, we started adding “Makerspace” to the equation.
STEM is much more than the subjects represented by the letters, it is an integrated approach that uses project-based learning to enable students to understand the relevancy of their learning to the world around them.
So how do we make this happen? How does a school or district implement a STEM program that aligns across the curriculum?