Below are some frequently asked questions about STEM Education. Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
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STEM proficient students are able to answer complex questions, investigate global issues, and develop solutions for challenges and real world problems while applying the rigor of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content in a seamless fashion. STEM proficient students are logical thinkers, effective communicators and are technologically, scientifically, and mathematically literate.
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STEM education is for all students. STEMBestPractice.Com is focused on strengthening science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. STEM Standards of Practice and the associated framework documents are designed to increase the proficiency of all students in STEM and grow the number of students who are well prepared for post-secondary study and careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
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The foundation of STEM education is in content. The required content for STEM education is found in content standards. How teachers should deal with that content in the learning environment is found in the Maryland State STEM Standards of practice.
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STEM education complements the continuum of content instruction that would occur during a school day. STEM education does not disrupt, displace, or add on to curricular pacing. As a result, STEM education should be a seamless fit into content instruction