STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. They are the innovators, educators, leaders and learners of the 21st century! STEAM is showing success in schools all around the world to better teach academic and life skills in a standards-backed, reality-based, personally relevant exploratory learning environment.
Why is STEAM important?
Global skill shortages in STEAM-related fields are redefining educational priorities. Schools are starting STEAM-based learning programs to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the 21st century. STEAM learning will not only produce tomorrow’s designers and engineers; it will develop innovative mindsets and the ability to problem-solving, ensuring that our students become creators of technology, not just passive consumers.