What is a STEM School?
So, what is a STEM School? To help you understand the meaning of STEM, I’ve put together the definition below. It’s based on the National Science Foundation which defines STEM as the combination of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. The three things together are what they mean to be STEM. The most recent version of their definition includes a brief explanation of the importance. The scientific method encourages scientific thinking. More specifically, it trains people to think. This can improve scientific understanding of the world around us.
Why should you consider a STEM School?
STEM schools tend to emphasize experiential learning, not instruction. They incorporate projects, not information. They encourage students to solve problems, not to memorize facts. They encourage students to think critically and make connections between disciplines. There are two reasons that an experience-focused school is beneficial for your child. First, students who have gained some experience in a skill set hence, he or she will be much better prepared to solve problems. That experience allows your child to apply in their current field. If they choose to do so, and also for future fields in which they might choose to become involved
The differences between a STEM school to a traditional school seem small, but some of the qualities of a STEM school are exactly what you want in a school. These schools are better prepared for future generations.