programs by design support students' and teachers' development of key competencies that underpin authentic STEAM
learning. This occurs with integration and application of content knowledge, skills, and dispositions across academic content areas of science and math and incorportates technology, engineering, and art to strategically focus and align STEAM
programs with current or future career pathways while equipping students with the skills needed to enter the workforce after graduation. STEAM
learning environments foster collaboration, creativity, problem-solving, open-inquiry, experimentation, and communication which impacts students' social, emotional, and reasoning growth.