As stated by the Smithsonian Science and Education Center, “STEM-related jobs grew at three times the rate of non-STEM jobs between 2000 and 2010.”
Most schools that have transitioned to Next Generation High Schools are focusing on STEM. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. As mentioned above, the innovative world we now live in calls for more and more STEM professionals daily. STEM teaching is very hands-on and calls for Project-Based Learning (as mentioned in our blog post on Innovation in the Classroom). Therefore, a large amount of students enjoy learning STEM and having a active role in their own education, not just the students who want to pursue STEM careers.
To read more interesting information on STEM Education provided by the Smithsonian Science and Education Center, click here.
GettingSmart.com lists 12 ways to start teaching STEM in your school below:
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