S.T.E.M.


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2019-20 STEM Newsletters:


OCTOBER


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What is S.T.E.M.?


STEM education is active and focuses on a student-centered learning environment. Students engage in questioning, problem solving, collaboration, and hands-on activities while they address real life issues. In STEM education, teachers function as classroom facilitators. They guide students through the problem-solving process and plan projects that lead to mastery of content and STEM proficiency. 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.

Mason Creek Elementary Campus STEM Vision

The STEM student effectively collaborates and communicates ideas and solutions with peers using critical thinking, creativity, and logical reasoning. The STEM student constructs innovative ideas, plans investigations, and analyzes data using scientific and math principles to find solutions in authentic learning experiences. At the end of the STEM journey, the MAES student analyzes real world problems, engages in critical thinking skills and applies them with confidence. 

 

Campus STEM Goals:

1. Teachers will integrate subjects and incorporate engineering practices across the curriculum by completing at least one engineering or project based activity by May 2020.

2. Teachers will embed student use of technology weekly in the classroom to conduct research, demonstrate creative and critical thinking, and communicate as measured by lesson plans and observations through May 2020.

3. Teachers will encourage student collaboration with frequent opportunities for hands-on problem-based learning as measured by lesson plans and observations by May 2020.


What do we do in STEM?

  • -Computer coding

  • -Use technology resources to conduct research, and to demonstrate creative and critical thinking

-Communicate and work collaboratively

-Create Engineering projects

-Project Lead the Way activities & projects

-Mystery Science activities

-Various science experiments that include CER explanations

-Create scientific arguments to explain phenomenon

-Learn to conduct scientific experiments following the scientific method

-Discovery Learning following Science & Engineering Practices

-Find creative solutions to authentic and complex problems

-Learn 21st-century skills using Tinkercad and the 3D printer

-Make mistakes and persevere

-Learn while having fun!


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