• Fairfax High School T. Drake's Class


    Goals of STEM Education

    • Ensure a STEM Capable Citizenry
    • Build a STEM Proficient Workforce
    • Cultivate STEM Experts
    • Close the Achievement and Participation Gap

    CTE Integrated STEM Programs...

    -Apply equal attention to the standards and objectives of two or more of the STEM fields.
    -Involve students in defining authentic problems, working with others, and building real solutions -students learn to reflect on the problem-solving process while improving their math and science scores.
    -Accomplished through a series of open-ended, hands-on activities related to a thematic topic that addresses important concepts related to STEM disciplines. 

    STEM and Other Federal Initiatives

    Race to the Top (RTTP), seeks reforms in Education is tied into STEM by this specific area:

    -Adopting standards and assessments that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace and to compete in the global economy.

    21st Century Learning Community Centers (21st CLCC),  is tied into STEM by these specific areas:

    -Remedial education activities and academic enrichment learning programs, including those which provide additional assistance to students to allow the students to improve their academic achievement; Mathematics and science education activities;  Telecommunications and technology education programs;  Programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy.

    Member - The AZ STEM Network


  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024

    Susan Farretta      farretta@phoenixunion.org

    STEM Integration Specialist