What Are STEM Schools?
If you haven’t heard of STEM schools before, there are some notable differences from traditional schools you should be aware of. Unlike traditional schools, STEM schools focus on STEM subjects. Keep reading to learn what STEM is and what makes STEAM schools different.
Let’s start with what STEM stands for. It stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM has grown to represent a unique approach to teaching and learning, centered around individual students learning styles and interests. This means STEM has something to offer every student!
So what makes STEM schools different? Unlike traditional education where subjects are concentrated on separately, like English and math, STEM emphasizes technology and integrates subjects in ways that connect disciplines and relate them to each other.
Why has STEM grown in popularity? Because STEM moves beyond simple test performance and focuses on developing higher-level thinking skills by connecting classroom learning to the real world. It emphasizes collaboration, communication, research, problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity. These are all skills students need to be successful in today’s world.
Watch the video above to learn more about STEM, STEM schools, and the growing popularity of STEM!