STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—are highly technical, which is one reason that the education system is changing to further incorporate these subjects into the curriculum.
As more and more fields require technical knowledge, it is a good idea to equip our young learners with basic STEM skills early on. With online schools, it is invaluable to start teaching these concepts at a young age, which is why STEM curriculum is now being introduced at the elementary level.
1. Early exposure to STEM promotes digital literacy
Understanding technology is more important than ever. When children are exposed to STEM education in elementary school, they are getting a head start on being digitally literate. Children need to be well-versed in technology before they graduate from high school. For this reason, STEM education has been continuously evolving to fit current needs.
- Focusing on safety can help schools mitigate teacher stress - October 15, 2021
- How online SEL can support struggling students - October 14, 2021
- Delta variant forcing districts to find new ways to assess learning - October 14, 2021