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Putting the ‘E’ in integrative STEM instruction


STEM learning essential, helping students develop skills such as critical thinking and problem solving–skills that will help them be successful in college and the workforce. Though many teachers tout the importance of STEM learning, many also shy away from the “E” in STEM. But engineering and the engineering design process, when incorporated into classrooms correctly, can increase student engagement and subject matter understanding. “STEM is incredibly important, specifically for skills like critical thinking and problem solving,” said Dr. Erika Neuman, CEO of iSTEMmentors and a lecturer at the University of Texas at San Antonio, during an ISTELive 24 session. “While those aren’t tested on standardized tests, it’s a necessary and important piece of what students and learners need when they get out into the workforce. Whether they go into engineering or not, the engineering design process is something that integrates a lot of important skills that are very necessary in the real world.” READ MORE.

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