In the Fort Zumwalt School District we are committed to continuous improvement. With this in mind, in the fall of 2012, the Board of Education established as one of its priorities the need to investigate and review strategies for emphasizing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) throughout the curriculum. During the 2012-13 school year, a committee of board members, teachers, andcommunity members reviewed what is currently offered and what should be considered for placing more emphasis on STEM in the future. The committee worked to define STEM Education to guide the committee's considerations for curriculum offerings and other recommendations. We will continue with the planning and study phases will continue this school year. Our intent is to continue to grow STEM education opportunities for Fort Zumwalt School District students as determined by our committee planning.
To increase the number and diversity of students who are STEM proficient and ready to explore STEM careers by advancing STEM teaching and learning across all grade levels.
We will do this by: Developing and supporting course work that provides high quality STEM learning experiences that inspire students to solve problems, produce exemplary work, and self-identify as STEM capable learners Developing and supporting teachers to provide STEM learning experiences that inspire students to solve problems, produce exemplary work, and self-identify as STEM capable learners.