STEAM EDUCATION IS A CROSS DISCIPLINARY APPROACH, THROUGH THE INTEGRATION OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS AND MATHEMATICS, AIMED AT UTILIZING FORMAL AND INFORMAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES AND STRATEGIES TO ASSIST STUDENTS IN DEVELOPING SKILLS, SOLVING PROBLEMS AND MAKING REAL-WORLD CONNECTIONS, THUS PREPARING THEM TO BE LIFE-LONG LEARNERS.
“A push towards increased knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics has been heightened due to global competition. Our goal is to increase STEM kowledge base for students and develop their ability to innovate in STEM areas, as these skills are essential to future economic development in the territory……to promote, lead, and educated a future generation of 21st century learners, including traditionally under-represented populations such as women, minorities and students with disabilities, as STEM industries demand a highly-educated and skilled workforce” (Government of the Virgin Islands Department of Education, 2014).
Shamika Williams-Henley, State STEM Director
Virgin Islands Department of Education
Vocational, Career, Technical, and Adult Education
1834 Kongens Gade, Charlotte Amalie
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802-6746
Phone: (340) 776-3484