2Quote“Students with STEM backgrounds are in demand today, so they can fill the jobs of tomorrow. Every student deserves a chance in those fields.”-Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski
3STEM Education Defined: STEM education is an approach to learning that integrates the content and skills of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM Standards of Practice guide instruction by defining the combination of behaviors, integrated with STEM content, which is expected of a proficient STEM student.
4STEM Standards of Practice: Learn and apply rigorous science, technology, engineering and mathematical contentIntegrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics contentInterpret and communicate STEM informationEngage in inquiryEngage in logical reasoningCollaborate as a STEM teamApply technology appropriately
5Heritage STEM ProgramFor students who have an aptitude for science and mathProgram HistoryStarted as 7th/8th grade TEAMS – Technology Enhancing the Advancement of Math and Science (2008)Decision to expand the program to 3-8 (2009)Added kindergarten (2012)This school year – full implementation K-8
62012 AIMS Proficiency Math Heritage STEM /District Blue – DistrictYellow - Heritage
7SIBLINGS OUT OF DISTRICT EnrollmentGRADESTUDENT COUNTO/E OUT OF DISTRICTO/E IN DISTRICTSIBLING COUNTSIBLINGS OUT OF DISTRICTSIBLINGS IN DISTRICTO/EKG19151ST22432ND81123RD16104TH2065TH256TH7TH138THTOTALS1934626727
8Recognitions/Partnerships Science Teacher of the Year – Presidential Award for Excellence in Elementary Science TeachingArizona State University College of EngineeringArizona Science FoundationUniversity of Arizona - Pilot School Engineering 101Ironwood High School Engineering Program
13Future PlansContinue K-12 Continuum with Ironwood High School Engineering ProgramTeacher TrainingExpand STEM practices school- wideGlendale Community College – Sci/Tech Festival February 21, 2014Ironwood High School/Heritage STEM showcase March 6, 2014