STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is a term that many schools and educators have become familiar with over the years. STEM education has garnered a lot of attention lately. Studies are showing us that we are not in the business of preparing students for today's careers. Rather we are preparing them for the careers of tomorrow. Many of which have not yet been established. So how do we prepare students for careers that do not yet exist?
For many schools STEM education is the pathway to opening doors and possibilities to students. The following infographic gives insight into the state of STEM careers in the U.S.
So why STEAM instead of STEM? Cline Elementary has a history of providing a robust Fine Arts Day. The push for STEM has led into a transition of incorporating Fine Arts Day with STEM. The result is STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)! We were thrilled to plan this day and see how much the students enjoyed participating in all activities.
Here are a few pictures from the day. Please ask your child about their favorite activity.
I am Shawna Lewis, Media Specialist at Cline Elementary. I teach on a K-3 campus and I see approximately 800 students on a 6 day rotation.