STEAM and John Sedgwick
What is STEM?
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STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.
Put simply, our nation has an abundance of jobs in STEAM fields and a shortage of qualified trained Americans to fill those jobs. See the accompanying infographic from WASTEM.org .
There is a growing movement to include the Arts in STEM. Why? As Steve Jobs, the late founder of Apple, said "...it’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough — that it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our hearts sing.”
Our STE(A)M Mission
John Sedgwick’s STE(A)M mission is to graduate “STEAM-literate” students who are able to apply their understanding of how the world works within and across the five interrelated STEAM disciplines.
How STEAM will work at John Sedgwick?
John Sedgwick’s “STEAM Team” has developed a 5-year implementation plan which includes systematic professional development and training for teachers and piloting of Project Lead the Way, a STEM-focused science curriculum, in 7th and 8th grade. Future adoption of a common interdisciplinary Engineering and Design Process and piloting of an interdisciplinary teaching team with a STEAM focus are also in the works.
For more information, please contact Dan Novick, Principal, John Sedgwick Middle School