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STEM as an acronym stands for Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics. The acronym was adopted by Rita Colwell and other science administrators in the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2001 (Wikipedia)
Other variations of STEM
SMET (science, mathematics, engineering, and technology)
STREAMi (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, Maths, innovation)
STM (Scientific, Technical, and Mathematics; or Science, Technology, and Medicine; or Scientific, Technical, and Medical)
eSTEM (environmental STEM)
STEMIE (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Invention and Entrepreneurship); adds Inventing and Entrepreneurship as means to apply STEM to real world problem solving and markets.
iSTEM (invigorating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics); identifies new ways to teach STEM-related fields.
STEMLE (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Law and Economics); identifies subjects focused on fields such as applied social sciences and anthropology, regulation, cybernetics, machine learning, social systems, computational economics and computational social sciences.
MEd Curriculum Studies: STEMS² (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Social Sciences and Sense of Place); integrates STEM with social sciences and sense of place.
METALS (STEAM + Logic), introduced by Su Su at Teachers College, Columbia University
STREM (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, and Mathematics); adds robotics as a field.
STREM (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, and Multimedia); adds robotics as a field and replaces mathematics with media.
STREAM (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics); adds robotics and arts as fields.
STEEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Economics, and Mathematics); adds economics as a field.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)
A-STEM (Arts, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics); more focus and based on humanism and arts.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Mathematics); add Agriculture.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Applied Mathematics); more focus on applied mathematics
GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science); used for programs to encourage women to enter these fields.
STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine)
SHTEAM (Science, Humanities, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)
AMSEE (Applied Math, Science, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship)
THAMES (Technology, Hands-On, Arts, Mathematics, Engineering, Science)
THAMES (Technology, Humanities, Arts, Mathematics, Engineering, and Science; includes all three branches of science: natural science, social science, and formal science)
MINT (Mathematics, Informatics, Natural sciences and Technology)
STEM teachers are educators who teach Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics and other blended learning. Most STEM teachers specialize in one subject area, such as Algebra or Chemistry, especially at the secondary and post-secondary levels. However, primary school educators often teach general STEM lessons.
If you haven’t incorporated STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum into your teaching yet, now’s the time to learn how it can have a place in your classroom. Resources abound for you as an educator, and when students learn about STEM topics early in their educational journey, they’re better prepared to explore the careers of their dreams. Content creator, Designer, Software engineer, Inventor, and many other childhood dream jobs all fall under the STEM label.
Teaching students about Science, Math, or Technology and motivating them to get excited about learning subjects are your primary responsibilities. Your job duties include curriculum design, lesson implementation, student evaluation, and collaboration with other teachers. You must participate in professional development and continuing education to make sure you remain current in your STEM subject area, as the field is continually evolving.
You’re not alone if you’re unsure how to best teach your students STEM skills. Elementary teachers in particular are less likely to feel knowledgeable about how to promote STEM in class. But once you have a few ideas on how to add it to your classroom, you can help your students not only understand STEM subjects but develop a love for them, too. Stick with us to find out more!