STEM Education

Great Resources for STEM Lesson Planning

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Charter Schools, Happening Now, STEM Education

Curious what goes into our planning for students?  Here is a wonderful example. We go through a rigorous methodology to make sure our lessons meet the requirements that are explained in the article. Are you an instructor looking to incorporate more STEM integration into your lesson? Here are some criteria that can let you know if your lesson plan measures up. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. For a truly great, integrated and open ended experience for the students all elements work together in a collaborative environment. Thanks to Anne Jolly for a adding to the discussion of thoughtful ways to evaluate  STEM lessons....

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AZ SciTechFest | A festival of Science, Technology, Education and Innovation

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Happening Now, STEM Education

AZ SciTechFest | A festival of Science, Technology, Education and Innovation

Have you visited any of the locations hosting events for AZ Sci Tech Festival? There are art events, performances, demonstrations and many, many workshops across the state of Arizona. As STEM Education becomes more important, festivals like this one become integral parts of our city’s amazing culture. SySTEM Phoenix students will have opportunities to explore science, technology and other creative innovative ways of learning with great events and festivals of learning like this one. The mission of this festival is to help Arizona lead the way in innovation with science based workshops, performances, exhibits and tours. Science, Technology, Education and Innovation Arizona is moving forward and leading the way. This organization partners with businesses, educators, scientists, and other professionals statewide to move their initiative forward and have fun along the way. We encourage you to attend one of the many events that is part of...

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Arizona Republic News on Charter Schools including STEM Schools

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Charter Schools, STEM Education

Arizona Republic News on Charter Schools including STEM Schools

    We are so pleased to be part of this movement in Phoenix Education. SySTEM Phoenix will be one of the first charter schools to open in the core of Phoenix, Arizona. Our focus is on STEM Education which means hands on experience with Math, Science, Engineering and Technology in every aspect of the curriculum. Things are moving fast for us now. A new group is investing $2.5 million toward an ambitious goal: Its leaders want to open 25 new A-rated charter schools in Phoenix’s urban core by 2020. The New Schools for Phoenix group is a spinoff of the Arizona Charter Schools Association, a non-profit organization that has long helped new charters open across the state through various programs. Though they share many of the same staff members, New Schools for Phoenix operates as a separate non-profit. Unlike the association’s previous efforts in helping open charter schools, New Schools for Phoenix is zeroing in on Phoenix’s urban core — specifically, the 220 square miles of the Phoenix Union High School District.  – excerpt from “New Charter-School Push in Phoenix Core” www.azcentral.com...

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STEM Education Economic Report

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in STEM Education

STEM Education Economic Report

SySTEM Phoenix Charter School just received a copy of this STEM education economic report. Technology Works: High-Tech Employment and Wages in the United States A Bay Area Council Economic Institute Report commissioned by Engine Advocacy | December 2012 Employment growth in STEM occupations has consistently been robust throughout the last decade, outpacing job gains across all occupations by a ratio of 27 to 1 between 2002 and 2011. Read more by downloading this incredibly informative paper. http://www.bayareaeconomy.org/media/files/pdf/TechReport.pdf At SySTEM Phoenix, we firmly believe in the strength of our students to thrive with a STEM Education.  Employment opportunities for students with backgrounds in the math, science, engineering and technology based fields will be the ones who advance and keep up with the changes....

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STEM Education from the White House

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Happening Now, STEM Education

STEM Education from the White House

Science, technology, engineering and math, they are the new language. Wondering what is so important about a school like SySTEM Phoenix? We can inspire kids and they can begin to see the world in a way that would give them a chance to pursue things that they never understood before. Who’s going to be an astronomer or an engineer or a doctor, and give them the basic tool, the foundational understanding so they can make those choices for their path in life? But also have a chance to understand the world better so that they can see the world in a more intelligent and more informed way? ~excerpt from David Zaslav The White House shares a video about STEM Education and our future.  Watch the video.  “Energy Secretary Steven Chu and business leaders discuss how, with an understanding of Science and Math, individuals are shaping the world we live in.” SySTEM Ph0enix, a new charter school in Arizona hopes to embody these changes to prepare our children for the...

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