STEM afterschool program will begin October 3rd - April 24th every Tuesday. This program is co-sponsored by Ms. Dupre, Mrs. Barto, and Mrs. Hill. Applications for this program will be sent home in your childs communication folder.
What is STEM? STEM education is the intentional integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and their associated practices to create a student-centered learning environment in which students investigate and engineer solutions to problems, and construct evidence-based explanations of real-world phenomena with a focus on a student’s social, emotional, physical, and academic needs through shared contributions of schools, families, and community partners.
STEM programs in Florida's Public Schools must embrace the integration of technology and engineering in science and mathematics. STEM Programs include the following features:
- A curriculum driven by problem-solving, discovery and exploratory learning that requires students to actively engage a situation in order to find its solution. v Nature of technology; engineering design; and systems thinking, maintenance and troubleshooting incorporated into the science and mathematics curricula. v Innovative instruction allows students to explore greater depths of all of the subjects by utilizing the skills learned.
- Technology provides creative and innovative ways to solve problems and apply what has been learned.
- Independent and collaborative research projects embedded in the curricula. v Collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills threaded throughout the curricula. v Opportunities for mentoring by business, industry, and research organization leaders.