WHAT IS STEMRICHMENT?
"We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Throughout the website, you may see STEMrichment also noted as "STEAM," which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. You may also see it noted as STEM or STREAM. The R in STREAM stands for Research.
STEMrichment is an approach to teaching that enables teachers to plan their lessons through a technical lens. Science, technology, and math lessons will no longer stand alone. Teachers will integrate STEMrichment disciplines into their lessons in all academic areas. This approach will help their students be prepared to successfully navigate in an increasingly technological world.
As our STEMrichment initiative expands, watch for STEAM disciplines to be incorporated into Non-STEAM disciplines. Students will begin to learn through a variety of Project Based Learning opportunities. Within Project Based Learning, students will explore technological careers that will be available to them in their future. An important part of a STEAM learning environment is to help students learn to work collaboratively as they inquire about things and solve problems. The TCSD has provided wonderful opportunities for teachers and students to incorporate an assortment of technology tools to support STEAM learning. Lastly, a complete STEAM initiative has community involvement. We will be looking to form partnerships with the great resources in our own backyard.
Thank you, in advance, for your support of this STEAM initiative. Your support of the TCSD will help us develop students into contributors, not consumers within society.
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!!!