Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education
Incorporating STEM (or sometimes STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) into K-12 education is essential to providing students with the tools to be successful in job fields of tomorrow. The U.S. Department of Education elaborates, "In an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, it's more important than ever that our nation's youth are prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions. These are the kinds of skills that students develop in science, technology, engineering, and math, including computer science—disciplines collectively known as STEM/CS. If we want a nation where our future leaders, neighbors, and workers can understand and solve some of the complex challenges of today and tomorrow, and to meet the demands of the dynamic and evolving workforce, building students' skills, content knowledge, and literacy in STEM fields is essential. We must also make sure that, no matter where children live, they have access to quality learning environments."
Please click link to view TEA's STEM Family Companion Guide, which helps families learn more about what STEM is, how it can benefit them, and how to walk through the path from elementary school to STEM careers.
Judson ISD incorporates STEM into the curriculum at every campus in our District. Also, different campuses offer robotics clubs, STEM rotations, computer programming, cyber security and many others. Check with your campus for STEM opportunities. Finally, Judson ISD offer a number of focused opportunities for students to dive deeper in these topics. Please choose from one of the options below to learn more about focused STEM opportunities in Judson ISD.