"Whether it's improving our health or harnessing clean energy, protecting our security or succeeding in the global economy, our future depends on reaffirming America's role as the world's engine of scientific discovery and technological innovation. And that leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today, especially in math, science, technology and engineering."
President Barack Obama, January 2010
Siuslaw STEAM Vision
STEAM seeks to provide a challenging learning environment which maximizes
individual potential and ensures students are well-equipped to meet the
challenges in the 21st century.
We believe increasing
student engagement through STEAM programs, students will gain deeper
understanding and raise achievement. STEAM
programs enrich our students by providing opportunities in science, technology,
engineering, art and mathematics that promote critical thinking skills, problem-solving
and effective communication skills.
- Research and
provide professional development opportunities in STEAM education so that
educators have the resources and skills they need to provide STEAM experiences
to all students.
STEAM Support of Curriculum:
Partnerships and Community Awareness:
- Research and develop STEAM Centric lessons and units aligned with NGSS and CCSS to provide STEAM education for all students.
STEAM Opportunities for all students:
- Increase awareness of STEAM education through communication and collaboration with the community.
- Establish and maintain partnerships with STEAM businesses, industries and higher education to provide STEAM opportunities for teachers and students.
- Increase STEAM experiences and support curricular
and after-school STEAM opportunities for students.