A Unique STEM Approach

Nebraska Department of Education’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Approach reflects an integrated and interdisciplinary philosophy to teaching and learning that emphasizes collaborative school-based, work-based, family-based, and community-based experiences as a context for helping students to master key competencies within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Teaching and learning resources, experiences, and example activities included within NDE’s STEM Approach serve as a standards-based framework for supporting the engagement of students in hands-on, authentic, and contextual learning experiences that provide students with the opportunity to learn STEM content while promoting essential career readiness skills, including communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.

NDE’s STEM Approach strives for compatibility with all content-areas, all grade levels, and all career clusters, not just those traditionally defined as STEM.

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Instruction Resource Evaluation Rubric

Instructional Resource Evaluation Rubric

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2017 STEM Fellows Summer Experience,
July 18-21, 2017?

 

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