Tiffany Neill and Levi Patrick
This article was originally posted on July 19, 2016 and is cross-posted at OKSciTeachers.com.
** See the November 2016 update at the bottom of this post. **
Problems Understanding and Defining STEM
Table 2: A STEM Framework
|Science content and practices are equally represented and on grade level.||Technology is both created and operated purposefully.||Engineering knowledge and design are present, and science and mathematics concepts are utilized.||Mathematics content and practices are equally present and on grade level.|
|Science content or practices are absent or science content and practices are not on grade level.||Technology is operated purposefully but not created.||Engineering knowledge or design are present but lacks utilization of science and mathematics concepts.||Mathematics content or practices are absent or mathematics content and practices are not on grade level.|
|Science content and practices are absent.||Purposeful operation and creation of technology are absent.||Engineering knowledge and design are absent.||Mathematics content and practices are absent.|
Opportunities with the STEM Framework
(1) Bybee, R,W. (2013). The case for STEM education: Challenges and opportunities. Arlington, VA. NSTA Press.
Tiffany Neill and I were honored to present the STEM Framework at the Governor’s STEM Summit on November 1st. We hope the presentation below might help you and your team create focused and productive conversations about STEM Education. It’s been really nice to hear the feedback about how useful the framework is as folks think about spending time, energy, and money to increase academic achievement and interest in STEM. Please keep us posted if you have questions or are having ideas to improve it! Feel free to use the presentation as you see fit.
Preferred citation: Neill, T. & Patrick, L. (2016, July 16). Turning it up: A framework for STEM education [web log post]. Retrieved from http://okmathteachers.com/stemframework.
Turning It Up: A Framework for STEM Education by Neill, T. & Patrick, L. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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