June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
K-12 & Pre-College Engineering
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Creating a STEM School Using Engineering ConnectionsRecent attention in K-12 education (and post secondary as well) has been focused on increasingemphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Efforts to create STEM schoolsare wide-spread, but there is no single paradigm under which this development is taking place. Someschools emphasis one part more than another, while others have a more integrated approach, evenbringing in other subject areas such as arts and the humanities. The state of North Carolina represents amicrocosm of the rest of the country in terms of these efforts. Many county school systems areimplementing their own definitions of STEM, even as the state Department of Public Instruction definesits own definitions of STEM schools. This paper will discuss how the Colleges of Engineering andEducation at a public institution have worked with a set of schools to define themselves as STEM. Thepaper will discuss how the schools addressed their look and feel, as well as how they defined theircurricular approaches, even writing some of their own curriculum. The role of engineering in the variousapproaches will be highlighted. The STEM rubrics from the state of North Carolina will be used toevaluate the various schools and their approaches.
Bottomley, L., & Parry, E. A. (2013, June), Creating a STEM School Using Engineering Connections Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19360
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