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STEM Trends in 2015

Written by SmartLab Learning

Here’s an outstanding overview of best practices in STEM from MiddleWeb—yes, we do all of these.

Criteria for STEM Programs

  1. Focus on integrating science, technology, engineering, preferably all four, although true integration of even two would be an acceptable step toward STEM.
  2. Focus on a real-world problem or engineering challenge.
  3. Use Inquiry-based, student-centered learning approaches.
  4. Engage students in using an engineering design process that leads to developing a product or process to solve the engineering challenge.
  5. Emphasize teamwork and communication.
  6. Build rich content knowledge of science and mathematics.
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Going beyond STEM to teach essential skills

When the team at Jewell Houston Academy, a magnet school in Texas, looked for a STEM program, they wanted one that would not only engage students in STEM careers but could also teach conflict-resolution, problem-solving, collaboration, and communication skills.

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