I-STEAM Services for Schools and Districts
The importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education is indisputable. During this century, more than 60 percent of new jobs will require a background in the STEM fields, according to the National Commission on Mathematics and Science for the Twenty-first Century. Unfortunately, the U.S. is lagging in efforts to provide students with the background they need for these jobs.
NJSBA offers training and services to help you evaluate where your school is as it relates to STEAM education and guides your school in making informed and strategic decisions to effectively transition from STEM, taught in silos, to an integrative delivery of STEAM education (I-STEAM). Including the “A” for the arts in STEM opens the possibility for higher student interest and engagement through design, creativity and allows for students to innovate when problem-solving in the technical fields.
To learn more about ways NJSBA can help your school take its I-STEAM program to the next level, contact John Henry, NJSBA I-STEAM and Sustainability Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEAM Tank Challenge
The STEAM Tank Challenge, created and sponsored by NJSBA and the U.S. Army, encourages New Jersey’s public school students in the areas of STEAM – science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math.
The competition asks the district teams to invent something new, modify an existing product, or identify a situation or real-world problem that needs resolution. Teams are provided criteria and a panel of experts judge their designs and/or solutions. Learn more.