CTE/STEM & Science TOSA
How do you define STEM?
STEM is the integration of two or more of the following subject areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It is the connection of these subjects to real-world issues that we experience in our everyday lives. If taught well, it will lead scholars into the Career Pathways of their future.
If you were able to be an Olympic athlete in any sport, which sport would you choose and why?
I would be a gymnast because they are flexible and defy gravity… Gymnastics is similar to leading a healthy life in that it requires balance and stability.
How have you seen STEM positively impact students?
STEM positively impacts scholars in many ways. STEM teaching enables scholars to understand and use concepts from science, technology, engineering and mathematics to understand complex problems. STEM builds innovative scholars who understand the importance of the connection between the 4 C’s and the world of work. STEM provides access to knowledge of how scholars can improve the social, cultural, economic, and environmental conditions of their local and global communities. Finally, well taught STEM creates scholars who can relate all learning inside classrooms to college majors and career choices.