STEM education is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into all areas. This education seeks to provide every student with a unique educational opportunity by focusing on the processes and practices incorporated in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics as it applies to problem solving, collaboration, and ingenuity. We believe through the use of instructional technology that every student can and will benefit from this unique educational opportunity and the skills developed in our program will be relevant in not just Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, but to all fields of study. This opportunity will provide our students with various skills through our Six Standards of Practice.
STEM Academies at George F. Baker High School
George F. Baker High School is the only school in New York State to have a “National Certificate for STEM Excellence (NCSE)” The certificate was awarded to the district in 2022 by the National Institute for STEM Education. NISE recognizes “individual school campuses for their commitment to – and growth in – teachers’ implementation of 21st Century and STEM strategies.”
Our program, led by District STEM Advisor Marco Margotta is designed to incorporate the ideology and methodology of an integrative STEM education in all coursework and in any academic class. Classes and events will engage students with design challenges and project-based activities that teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills that have practical application and real world connections.
Tuxedo Union Free School District has added an Elementary STEM Program to the curriculum at the George Grant Mason school. STEM education is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into all areas. Our youngest students can be found in Ms. Klimowich's room sharpening their engineering skills with legos or learning programming with Sphero robots. We believe through the use of instructional technology that every student will benefit from the skills developed in our program, preparing them for secondary learning.