STEM is an acronym for the four disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
STEM education involves the study of science and mathematics, and the meaningful integration of technology and engineering to provide opportunities for innovative problem solving. Using the engineering design process, students identify problems, develop and test possible solutions, and ultimately reach a solution. The integration of mathematics, science, and engineering practices used in conjunction with digital literacy will help students recognize and utilize the variety of perspectives that may be tapped into to help unravel complex inquiries.
STEAM education incorporates the "A" for the arts, giving students the opportunities to participate in art-focused classes and programs, as well as the STEM core classes.
Colorado Springs School District 11 is committed to providing comprehensive, cutting-edge STEM AND STEAM Education in every school, for every student, so all students will:
- Build critical thinking, problem solving and reasoning skills
- Create, innovate and collaborate
- Develop and grow scientific literacy and reasoning
- Become leaders in tomorrow's STEM/STEAM jobs and careers