STEM refers to an interdisciplinary approach to learning where science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are woven together through real-world contexts. STEM learning is designed to help students engage more deeply, make connections between ideas and between subject areas, and think critically to solve rigorous problems.
The goal of STEM education is to help create a 21st-century workforce where workers think on their feet, solve problems dynamically, see and leverage connections, and have the confidence to think creatively. STEM learning aims to produce learners who will drive innovation and apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to solving the big, complex problems that impact us all.
Teaching Tips and Activities
Why a STEM Career?
Learning through STEM engages students and helps them build important skills for their future. It also puts them on a path toward high-paying, in-demand careers in STEM fields.
What Are STEM Skills?
High-quality instruction focusing on STEM skills should emphasize problem solving, creativity, inquiry skills, math and science skills, engineering-design thinking, critical thinking, and collaboration.
Important Info: What are STEM skills?
Hot STEM Careers Today
By studying the tasks and required skills for key jobs within the energy industry, students can learn about employment expectations and how a variety of careers fit within our society.
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Cutting-Edge STEM Trends
There is a lot happening in STEM right now, and more will continue to happen each day. Get your students engaged in discussing and thinking about the latest STEM developments and what they mean for our world.
Teacher Tips: Classroom activities related to cutting-edge STEM trends
Get Involved in STEM
Getting involved in STEM is important for both students and educators. Teachers can join national or state-wide organizations, volunteer with a local STEM club, or even start a STEM club of their own.
Teacher Tips: Professional organizations, volunteer/leadership opportunities, and how to start your own STEM group
Help your students identify some of the many scholarships available in energy-related fields and guide them in getting started with applications. Teachers can take advantage of a number of grants and awards as well.
Teacher Tips: Scholarships/grants for teachers, application tips for students and teachers
Competitions & Contests
With the right planning and organization, STEM contests and competitions can be an effective way to get your classrooms involved and working together. You might even decide to start your own competition for your class or school.
Teacher Tips: Entering competitions or starting a one of your own
Get Into Energy / Get Into STEM is a ground-breaking program designed to build awareness among students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and others about the value of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and the excellent career opportunities available in the energy industry.
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