Friday, September 12, 2014
STEM and STEAM
DESE has a new grant opportunity, the Massachusetts Mathematics and Science Partnership (MMSP), to improve student achievement in science, technology/ engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Districts and institutions of higher education may apply to collaborate in professional development opportunities that increase the subject matter knowledge and improve the standards-based instructional practices of STEM educators. To learn more about the grant, go to http://www.doe.mass.edu/grants/2015/150B/
The due date for the application is September 15th. Feel free to contact Anne DeMallie at firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions.
Additionally, you might begin hearing people use the acronym STEAM instead of STEM. If you're curious about what it means and why this change is occurring, make sure to check out the Stem to Steam website.