Integrated STEM teaching involves teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in a integrated way, with students taking classes which combine these subject areas to teach students in a way that more accurately reflects the real world relationship between these subject areas.
On my US study tour, I visited the following schools to investigate the ways they are using STEM curriculum and approaches:
- Science and Technology Magnet, High School of Southeastern Connecticut – New London, Connecticut
- Massachusetts Academy of Maths and Science – Worcester, Massachusetts
- Marymount School – Manhattan, New York City (to see Jaymes Dec’s FabLab)
- High School of Maths, Science and Engineering – Manhattan, New York City
I also attended the STEMtech conference in Kansas City.
My posts to date on STEM teaching:
- Welcome (my first blog post) – October 1, 2012
- Reinventing engineering education in the 21st Century – October 15, 2012
- What are we trying to teach: how to do or how to think? – October 19, 2012
- Technology in the classroom: are we using it in meaningful ways? – October 20, 2012
- The merits of specialised STEM schools? – October 31, 2012
- Is there a STEM crisis in Australia? – November 4, 2012