STEM EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP
Welcome to the website for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Leadership. STEM Education is an infusion of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through project-based learning to understand complex problems and to prepare our next generation of innovators.
PURPOSE :: STEM Education and Leadership is to prepare 21st Century K-12 STEM educators and leaders to teach and disseminate new integrated approaches to STEM teaching and learning to benefit students in North Carolina to be career and college ready. North Carolina’s STEM Education connects education programs, postsecondary education, policy-makers, business/industry, and other state agencies to STEM initiatives to the Department of Public Instruction, Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and schools to ensure our citizens are learning the skills that will keep their communities globally competitive.
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North Carolina STEM Recognition Pilot Program
STEM Education is one strategy North Carolina is using to build a world-class workforce. To recognize the States accomplishments in exemplary education, North Carolina has launched a pilot program to identify "Model" and "Prepared" schools or programs for elementary, middle and high schools infusing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Beginning of the fall 2013, the Recognition Program will be available to all schools in the State.
Engineering Connections to K-12 Education
The "E" in STEM, the engineering component, is connected to Science, Technology, Mathematics, and courses within the existing Standard Course of Study. Engineering Connections are developed and aligned with the STEM Implementation Rubric Principles.