STEM and STEAM School Designation
More Information about the FY 2021 Application will be available in late Fall 2020.
The STEM Committee designates science, technology, engineering and mathematics schools based on proposals submitted to the committee. The committee will designate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) schools as well. Proposals will be reviewed by the committee and the Ohio STEM Learning Network, and new designations will be effective beginning Fiscal Year 2020. Proposals for STEM and STEAM schools must include at least all of the following:
- evidence of a working partnership with both public and private entities, including higher education entities and business organizations; (If the proposal is for a STEAM school, this partnership must include arts organizations.)
- evidence that the school submitting the proposal will offer a rigorous, diverse, integrated and project-based curriculum to students in any of grades kindergarten through twelve, with the goal to prepare those students for college, the workforce, and citizenship, and that
- emphasizes the role of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in promoting innovation and economic progress, incorporates scientific inquiry and technological design,
- includes the arts and humanities, and
- emphasizes personalized learning and teamwork skills.
Proposals for STEAM schools must also specifically demonstrate how the curriculum will integrate arts and design into the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to foster creative thinking, problem-solving, and new approaches to scientific invention.
The Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) offers technical assistance to schools interested in the designation process.
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