Wednesdays will be one hour late start for professional development.
Evergreen Elementary is preparing to become our districts first STEM Lab school
After three years of intensive training for our teaching staff with professors from Western Washington University, we are taking steps to have a STEM focus throughout all grade levels while still providing students a well-rounded education.
What is STEM? It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. There will be the same emphasis on teaching reading and writing, social studies, physical education, and art and music. STEM education works to increase student ownership of learning by encouraging a curriculum that is driven by problem solving, discovery, exploration and requires students to actively engage in a situation in order to find a solution. STEM philosophy makes science, technology, engineering and mathematics all play an integral part in the teaching of the whole.
While teaching reading and writing, art and PE– STEM supports student independent innovation and allows them to explore greater depths of all subjects by utilizing the skills learned and required for the global job market. All jobs are requiring workers to have a greater ability to think critically and to work as a member of the team and independently. Our students will be expected to use technology and mathematics as tools for problem-solving in their future careers. STEM instruction will support our students development as learners and problem solvers, giving them a great foundation for future career opportunities.