STEM IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
Vision per STEM Immersion committee (2015): Methacton will provide experiential-based learning and practical applications in a progression of complexity. Using curriculum, instruction, and assessment by infusing core STEM values of problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity/innovation, we will build and sustain partnerships with the community to facilitate student thinking and acting critically in their world.
Related Strategic Plan Objective, #6: Articulate a district-wide vision of STEM education that demonstrates a commitment to equipping students with skills and tools to effectively communicate, collaborate, and think critically and creatively.
A FOUR-PRONGED APPROACH
Methacton School District seeks to ensure the STEM vision and the Strategic Planning objective are met using a four-pronged approach:
- Focus on teaching and learning across all levels, subjects, and disciplines that leverage the 4C’s—collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity.
- Encourage teacher STEM certification endorsement at all levels.
- Engage teachers in Educator in the Workplace opportunities to inform and provide the application of knowledge and skill.
- Develop STEM-related programming and activities that support the progression of knowledge, skill, and engage