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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

This site provides a hub of STEM information and resources to support the academic achievement of all students in Colorado.

STEM Education is:

“An interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering and mathematics in context that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise, enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy.”
-- Tsupros, Kohler, & Hallinen, 2009

Documentary about Jamestown Flood by students from
STEM in Action Grantee Boulder Valley School District.

Colorado STEM Education Roadmap

Every Colorado student deserves the opportunity to succeed in college, career, and life in a 21st century economy. Vital to developing the skills and competencies needed in this economy are opportunities to engage in rigorous and relevant STEM instruction and experiences throughout the P-20 pipeline. The statewide strategy for advancing STEM education in Colorado is available on the Colorado Education Initiative STEM page.

STEM Events

Visit Colorado Education Initiative's STEM events page to add an event or to view upcoming events in Colorado and across the nation.

Submit STEM Promising Practices

The Colorado Department of Education is seeking examples of promising practices in STEM from the field in order to build a resource that represents all of the various ways in which classrooms, schools and districts are implementing STEM in teaching and learning.

Please submit examples of board, district, or school policies, strategic plans, communication or community engagement tools, implementation plans or tools, rubrics or other implementation strategies for inclusion in an online resource that will provide educators with real-life examples of STEM implementation resources that can be downloaded and adapted for use in any setting. Please submit your promising practices to Tera Jones.

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