STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is identifying, applying, and integrating concepts from within and across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in order to understand and solve complex real-world problems. Every 21st Century citizen should be STEM literate, regardless of career path or choice, in order to be fully prepared for their future.

The AVID College and Career Readiness Framework


How STEM Fits into the Framework

What Students Need

  • Rigorous Academic Preparedness: Students in STEM coursework must develop the inquiry and collaboration skills necessary to plan investigations, develop and use models (which includes leveraging technology resources), and construct explanations through reasoning.
  • Opportunity Knowledge: All students should be exposed to the postsecondary options available to them in the STEM fields.
  • Student Agency: Students in STEM coursework must apply their academic and technical skills to analyze and interpret data and learn to demonstrate integrity and ethical leadership, including in digital spaces.

What Educators Do

  • Insist on Rigor: AVID instructional practices, like WICOR®, equip educators schoolwide, and in STEM-specific courses, to support their students in developing the skills needed to be employable.
  • Break Down Barriers: AVID supports schools and districts in examining access and equity barriers related to enrollment and completion in STEM pathways/coursework.
  • Align the Work: AVID supports educators in clarifying how STEM mindsets contribute to the mission of college and career readiness for all students.
  • Advocate for Students: An AVID Schoolwide culture supports educators as they articulate the postsecondary options available to students in the STEM fields and advocate for students’ readiness in those fields.

STEM


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is identifying, applying, and integrating concepts from within and across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in order to understand and solve complex real-world problems. Every 21st Century citizen should be STEM literate, regardless of career path or choice, in order to be fully prepared for their future.

The AVID College and Career Readiness Framework


How STEM Fits into the Framework

What Students Need

Rigorous Academic Preparedness:
Students in STEM coursework must develop the inquiry and collaboration skills necessary to plan investigations, develop and use models (which includes leveraging technology resources), and construct explanations through reasoning.

Opportunity Knowledge:
All students should be exposed to the postsecondary options available to them in the STEM fields.

Student Agency:
Students in STEM coursework must apply their academic and technical skills to analyze and interpret data and learn to demonstrate integrity and ethical leadership, including in digital spaces.

What Educators Do

Insist on Rigor:
AVID instructional practices, like WICOR®, equip educators schoolwide, and in STEM-specific courses, to support their students in developing the skills needed to be employable.

Break Down Barriers:
AVID supports schools and districts in examining access and equity barriers related to enrollment and completion in STEM pathways/coursework.

Align the Work:
AVID supports educators in clarifying how STEM mindsets contribute to the mission of college and career readiness for all students.

Advocate for Students:
An AVID Schoolwide culture supports educators as they articulate the postsecondary options available to students in the STEM fields and advocate for students’ readiness in those fields.


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