What is STEM?
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications. What separates STEM from the traditional science and maths education is the blended learning environment and showing students how the scientific method can be applied to everyday life. It teaches students computational thinking and focuses on the real world applications of problem solving.
STEM at Milford School
We are an IB school, therefore STEM is already embedded in our curriculum through the principles of the PYP framework. We use the Transdisciplinary Themes, Key Concepts and Learner Profile Attributes to link in with classroom learning and create authentic opportunities for inquiry. As we are a Green Gold Enviro School, we are proud to be kaitiaki of our school community. STEM sessions will allow the students to explore this even further, giving them the skills and tools they need to take positive action for the protection of our planet in tangible ways.
In 2020, our school entry won the Wonder Project, check out our Milford School video submission here. We also had great success at the EPro8 semi-finals where we had two teams compete with one finishing in 3rd place.