What is STEM?
STEM education refers to science, technology, engineering and math, disciplines that are important not only for students but for the country in general. As these classes are often more demanding on students, STEM programs encourage students to enroll in and learn these subjects to improve international competitiveness in important fields.
The question of "Why STEM?" comes up in conversation quite often. The answer is complex, and often elusive. It can be qualified in regard to students practicing and using the 21st Century skills that are highly sought after by employers such as creativity, innovation, collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, self-direction, etc. It can be observed in classrooms and labs where students who are immersed in STEM learning are highly engaged in rigorous and relevant learning utilizing industry-grade tools, software, and output devices. But it can also be quantified with data.
Did you know that...
Carson Middle School:
Fountain-Fort Carson High School:
(Click on the links above for course descriptions from Project Lead The Way)
Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 is excited to implement Project Lead The Way (PLTW) in our schools. PLTW is the nation's leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. PLTW gives students hands-on, project-based experiences to help them lead their own learning.
Our goal is to help students develop the skills needed to succeed in higher education and today's global economy.
Learn more about Project Lead The Way by visiting their website.