A Closer Look at STEM in CCSD21
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Students in CCSD21 have a variety of opportunities to engage in STEM both in elementary school as a weekly special or a part of Science and Exploratory classes in middle school. When students engage in STEM, it is an opportunity to bring in multiple skills and abilities to address complex problems. This hands-on learning helps develop skill sets including creativity and 21st-century skills.
Skills developed through STEM education include: media and technology literacy, productivity, social skills, communication, flexibility, initiative, problem-solving, critical thinking, curiosity, decision making, leadership, entrepreneurship, acceptance of failure
–What is the Value of STEM Education?, National Inventors Hall of Fame