What is STEM?
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics — it is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates real-life applications of science technology engineering and math through experiential hands-on learning. STEM education provides students with 21st-century skills such as problem solving, collaboration and communication, in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications, opening up potential future career paths.
Why is STEM Important?
Visitation’s STEM learning engages the mind and the imagination of all students. Students benefit from hands-on projects based on real-world problems that require creativity in their application of skills, problem solving, project management and collaborative learning. In today’s society of ever-increasing technology, STEM education provides your child with a leg up for success with big name companies and organizations.
A STEM Education Provides
- Integration of knowledge and skills from an inquiry-based approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
- Enhanced academic achievement that fosters critical thinking
- Teaching focused on deep comprehension and application of concepts, rather than rote memorization
- Core academic knowledge reinforced through applied learning. Students gain 21st Century skills of collaboration, communication and creativity necessary for future success
- Our STEM Curriculum