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What is STEM Education?

STEM education in Jeffco emphasizes an interdisciplinary, innovative, and authentic approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. In addition to essential skills such as communication and collaboration, our STEM programs also emphasize transferable STEM specific skills that students are able to apply across STEM aligned disciplines.  These STEM skills include: Asking Questions and Defining Problems, Creating and Using Models, Planning and Carrying out Investigations or Valid Tests, Analyzing and Interpreting Data, Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking, Constructing Explanations / Designing Solutions, and Engaging in Argument from Evidence. 

Our STEM programs embrace a student driven, inquiry embedded instructional approach, utilizing educational models such as Project/Problem Based Learning and Design Thinking.  Some of our Jeffco Schools partner with organizations to support STEM learning, including but not limited to:  Creative Learning Systems, Expeditionary Learning, New Technology Network, PBL Works, and Project Lead the Way.

Secondary STEM programs throughout Jeffco are a part of our robust Career and Technical Education pathways.  Please see our CTE site for more information.

CONTACTs

Heather Waldron
STEM Pathway Designer
303-982-6413
heather.waldron@jeffco.k12.co.us
Heather Waldron
Marna Messer
Director of Choice Programming
303-982-1319
marna.messer@jeffco.k12.co.us
Marna Messer



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