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  1. 1. Works sited click here for page 35 S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY E NGINEERING M ATH Why STEM schools work! page 12 Click Here! $7.99 US February 2011 - STEMTASTIC.ORG Web Sites for STEM Elementary Schools! click here for page 31 What is a STEM school? click here for page 3 PLUS: TOP 10 QUOTES ABOUT STEM SCHOOLS click here for page 27 Click on the video link below to see a STEM school interview.
  2. 2. STEM Elementary School Web Sites Back to front page <ul><li>Butner-STEM Elementary School , Butner, NC </li></ul><ul><li>Calvert County Public Schools , Prince Frederick, MD </li></ul><ul><li>Cannon River STEM School , Faribault, MN </li></ul><ul><li>Cedar Park Elementary School , Apple Valley, MN </li></ul><ul><li>District of Columbia Public Schools , Washington, DC </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Creek STEM , Indianapolis, IN </li></ul><ul><li>STEM Magnet Lab School , Northglenn, CO </li></ul><ul><li>Taft STEM Elementary School , Cincinnati, OH </li></ul>(Note: After you click on a web site, when you click on the back arrow it will take you to the front page when using in the flash format.)
  3. 3. What is a STEM school? Back to front page “ S.T.E.M. is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics , and a STEM School focuses on these subjects to help our nation's youth gain the skills required to succeed in today's challenging world. This includes the ability to think critically, solve complex problems, and drive advancements in science and technology. While the future stability of our economy is unknown and we currently face an economic downturn, parents will take comfort in knowing that science and engineering jobs are growing 70 percent faster than other occupations. This means STEM School students will be at an advantage when competing for the high-tech, high-wage jobs of the future. This program was fueled by America's high demand for educated individuals to fill the job openings requiring highly skilled STEM workers in order to keep some of the nation's most innovative companies right here in the U.S.” The STEM School Blog
  4. 4. Top 10 Quotes About STEM Schools Back to front page “ improve STEM teaching at all grade levels; get young people jazzed up about the STEM disciplines” Linda Rosen CEO of Change the Equation “ skills developed using good STEM curriculum benefit all students, regardless of their future career paths” Dr. Christine Johns Superintendent Utica Community Schools Next Quote Next Quote
  5. 5. Back to front page “ The CRSS curriculum will be integrated, so that all subject areas – science, math, language arts and social studies, as well as art, music and P.E. – will be connected, and students will learn to see all knowledge as connected, rather than artificially separated into discrete disciplines.” Cannon River STEM School k-6 “ A STEM classroom shifts students away from learning discrete bits and pieces of phenomenon and rote procedures and toward having investigating and questioning the interrelated facets of the world.” National Governors Association Next Quote Top 10 Quotes About STEM Schools
  6. 6. Next Quote Back to front page “ Our school begins a seamless pathway from kindergarten to college so that students can master lucrative STEM fields.” Taft Elementary STEM School Cincinnati Public Schools “ Many have STEM without the ‘E’. We want to have a concerted effort to have an engineering base. We want inquiry to be at the heart. We see engineering as the big ‘E’ in STEM.” Nancy Meyer STEM Magnet Coordinator at Byrne Elementary “ Topics of science and math, basic exposure to elements of design, and introduction to technology as a tool of learning are woven into the entire curriculum.” District of Columbia Public Elementary Schools Top 10 Quotes About STEM Schools
  7. 7. Next Quote “ We must improve the quality of America’s workforce be ensuring that students become effective critical thinkers, communicators, problem solvers, innovators and inventors.” Calvert County Public Schools PK-12 STEM based education “ We don’t expect to open doors next year and be a STEM school. We’ll … see what little things we can put in place to become a STEM school.” Troy Hogg Principal of Benton Elementary School Back to front page Top 10 Quotes About STEM Schools
  8. 8. “ Everybody in this room understands that our nation’s success depends on strengthening America’s role as the world’s engine of discovery and innovation and that leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today – especially in science, technology, engineering and math.” President Barack Obama Back to front page Top 10 Quotes About STEM Schools
  9. 9. STEM School Video: A Principal Interview Back to front page
  10. 10. Back to front page STEM schools work because kids learn by … collaboration real-world applications problem-based lessons inquiry project-based lessons integrating technology questioning creating critical thinking designing communication skills investigating community involvement problem-solving doing engaging
  11. 11. Works Sited Back to front page Butner-STEM Elementary School , Butner, NC Calvert County Public Schools , Prince Frederick, MD Cannon River STEM School , Faribault, MN Cedar Park Elementary School , Apple Valley, MN Columbia Daily Tribune by Catherine Martin January 10, 2011 District of Columbia Public Schools , Washington, DC Education Week by Erik Robolen September 10, 2010 Indian Creek STEM , Indianapolis, IN STEM Magnet Lab School , Northglenn, CO STEM Magnet School by 9News.com Taft STEM Elementary School , Cincinnati, OH The STEM School Blog