STEM Outcomes for Students and Teachers
Washington STEM is advancing a shared vision of excellence, equity, and innovation in educating at the intersection of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The goal is for all students in Washington to be STEM literate, prepared for and succeed in post-secondary STEM pathways, and obtain family wage-earning jobs. Washington STEM tracks progress against these goals through the following student and teacher outcomes:
STEM Outcomes for Students
STEM Proficiency: Students are literate and skilled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
STEM Identity: Students have positive self-beliefs in relation to STEM, are interested in STEM, and expect to succeed in STEM.
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: Students use higher-order thinking strategies to analyze evidence, generate explanations, make judgments, and solve problems.
Creative Thinking: Students demonstrate originality and inventiveness when generating ideas, consider practical limitations, and are willing to take intellectual risks in order to learn.
College Ready: Students enroll in and complete courses in STEM disciplines that prepare them to enter post-secondary education without the need for remediation.
Post-Secondary Completion: Students earn career-ready credentials or college degrees in STEM disciplines that match regional workforce needs.
Workforce: Students obtain family wage earning jobs in STEM fields that provide opportunity for mobility and advancement.
STEM Outcomes for Teachers
STEM Content Knowledge: Teachers have deep content knowledge in STEM subjects.
STEM Pedagogical Mastery: Teachers have mastery of the pedagogical knowledge and practices needed for teaching STEM subjects.
Effective Teacher-Student Relationships: Teachers are conscious of and effectively respond to students’ needs, interests, perspectives, and motivations to inspire and engage them in STEM
Connecting Classroom and Community: Teachers utilize a network of STEM professionals and community assets to develop instructional practices that engage students in authentic STEM experiences
Peer Mentoring: Teachers model continuous learning and professional excellence by sharing craft knowledge, best practices, resources, and insights to support the professional growth of their peers.
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