What is STEM? Simply put, it stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM is multidiscipline based, incorporating the integration of other disciplinary knowledge into a new whole. Technology helps us communicate; Math is the language; Science and Engineering are the processes for thinking; all this leads to Innovation. The ultimate goal of STEM education is to encourage students to take an interest in STEM subjects at an early age which will benefit them when they enter the jobs market. STEM is an important part of education in a competitive global marketplace. Studies have shown that the U.S. educational system needs significant improvement in these areas if the students who are the workforce of tomorrow want to have a competitive edge in a globalized, high-tech marketplace.
Students learn through experience where they talk and engage in conversation. They learn by shaping arguments and solving problems in the course of a continuous process of asking questions, experimenting, designing, creating, and gathering compelling supporting evidence. Through the implementation of STEM education and the best practices and strategies it promotes, teachers can construct a learning environment where students are given the opportunity to experience, talk, debate, discover, design, create, and build. They can learn to lead the way to innovation... learning today... making a better tomorrow.
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For those students unable to finish high school, earning a GED may be another option. Three reasons to consider obtaining a GED certificate are: