• Members sought for STEAM Leadership Committee

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    Members of the Portland Public Schools community who are interested helping develop the instructional framework for the district’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) curriculum are invited to apply for the STEAM Leadership Committee.

    Using an equity lens, the committee -- which will also include educators and central support staff -- will seek to:

    • Create a shared vision for STEAM education
    • Develop a common vocabulary
    • Create guiding principles

    Anyone interested should apply through the online form by Friday, March 8. The STEAM team will email those selected by March 20. The committee hold a series of eight meetings starting April 4 from 4:15 to 6:45 p.m., at the Holladay Annex, 2600 SE 71st Ave.

    The STEAM team’s call for members said:

    Together we are working to support students in developing technical skills, critical and creative thinking strategies, and problem-solving skills to be able to be happy, healthy, productive global citizens. The future careers our students encounter are rapidly changing. What skills and strategies will students need to critically think and solve problems in our dynamic future? How will our graduates collaborate across disciplines? How does STEAM integration play a part in helping our students to become creative, innovative, and critical global citizens?

    We know interdisciplinary learning opportunities will be a part of this future. Understanding the connectedness between disciplines is crucial in building the foundation for participating in our future society. Educators, community members, and administrators will play a role in facilitating learning to best prepare students for any endeavor.

    Anyone with questions should contact Kristin Moon or Susan Holveck.