STEM Integration Continuum™

Using the STEM Integration Continuum™, schools, districts, and even home-based educators, can determine the level of STEM integration currently in their teaching practices and programs. Then, using that determined level as a guide, a tailored approach to a more comprehensive STEM integration level will be created in the form of a STEM integration plan.

The STEM Integration Continuum™: Four Levels of STEM Integration

When STEM education is integrated at a comprehensive level, students can truly acquire the 21st century skills that they need to remain competitive and sought-after in today’s workforce. Therefore, understanding the level of STEM integration in the school and/or district will help educators and stakeholders get a clear picture of how their current level of integration is preparing students for the future, and where it can improve. Then, using that determined level as a guide, a tailored approach to a more comprehensive STEM integration level will be created in the form of a STEM integration plan.  

How can you promote STEM within your school and community?

The first step is to determine where you are in your STEM journey. Take this self-assessment and instantly see how your district compares to others across the country. and then reach out to schedule a deep assessment of your programs and strategic planning for the future.

Benefits of a Comprehensive 21st Century STEM Education

Most students today are learning 20th-century skills using 19th-century education methods, hoping to be ready for a 21st-century global economy. They are falling behind in crucial skills as a result of this severe mismatch. We must therefore work together to future-proof all students and educators by developing 21st century skills through Comprehensive STEM™: early, often, and everywhere.

Future-Proofing Students

Comprehensive STEM™ creates the right environment to learn 21st-century skills. While gaining an understanding of STEM concepts, students learn the skills that are best introduced and developed through STEM-based activities. By making creation and innovation the delivery mechanism of educational concepts, students become engaged in their learning. They are also well-prepared for future academic pursuits and careers in STEM fields.

Future-Proofing Educators and Communities

Comprehensive STEM™ provides the right tools for educators to create an engaging learning environment. It has been shown that integrating STEM concepts and activities comprehensively into daily learning creates a more engaging and relevant learning environment that motivates students to take ownership of their learning. We can provide educators with the tools to become highly skilled in creating such environments for their students.

Future-Proofing Communities

Comprehensive STEM™ provides the right opportunities for community engagement. Companies and organizations are invested in recruiting individuals who are career-ready, and who can understand and can apply 21st century skills. Facilitating partnerships between schools and leading innovators in the community can identify common goals and available resources for schools, teachers, and students.

21stCentEd: Your Partner in Achieving Comprehensive STEM™

Many educators, schools and communities truly understand the value of a STEM education, but they may lack the time, resources, or stakeholder buy-in needed to reach a Comprehensive STEM™ level of education for their students. 21stCentEd seeks to connect school districts and stakeholders with those opportunities and resources to build the framework to sustainably support a Comprehensive STEM™ Education System (CSTEMES™). Context, access, culture, and community are the essential components of sustainable CSTEMES™. Collective input leads to a collective impact. Through partnership and understanding your unique needs, 21stCentEd will begin by formulating an individualized STEM integration plan for your school or district. Identifying your goals and your current level of STEM integration will allow us to match your STEM integration plan with available tools, resources, products, and community partnerships. With 21stCentEd as your partner, your school or district can become recognized as STEM focused and STEM integrated. We can future-proof our students and educators through the development of key 21st century skills and a Comprehensive STEM™ education to provide the best possible opportunities for students and schools to thrive today and beyond.
 

How can you promote STEM within your school and community?

The first step is to determine where you are in your STEM journey. Take this self-assessment and instantly see how your district compares to others across the country. and then reach out to schedule a deep assessment of your programs and strategic planning for the future.