STEAM is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,Mathematics) infused with the Arts, like design.Why Is STEAM Important?
- Over the past 10 years, growth in STEM jobs was 3x greater than that of non-STEM jobs.
- STEM workers command higher wages, 26% more than their non-STEM counterparts.
- STEM degree holders enjoy higher earnings regardless of whether they work in STEM or non-STEM occupations
What is STEAM
STEAM is an educational movement that engages students in integrated learning as they explore the world around them, create innovative solutions to problems, and communicate their results while learning Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. STEAM is more than the individual subjects. It is the intentional integration of core content with art inspiring all students to think deeply, develop creative solutions, and aspire to a greater future.
STANDARDS Related to STEAM
The standards are an essential component to any high quality STEAM program. STEAM should include both content standards and practice standards. Curriculum should be aligned to State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, Visual and Performing Art Standards.