A recent article written by Seth Czarnecki identified 12 education terms to know in
2015. Of the twelve terms identified, several are associated with innovative strategies to
support improvements in teaching and learning, for example, project-based learning,
differentiated instruction, looping and inquiry-based learning. Perhaps less familiar are terms
such as blended learning, STEM/STEAM and flipped classroom. Yet, these innovative approaches to teaching and learning are
becoming more evident in many of our classrooms and most closely aligned with recent initiatives.
STEM/STEAM. The integration of science, technology, engineering and math, and the recent movement to include art, bring
a more complete understanding of the connections between formerly independent subject areas. New regulations allow students to
take four Regents exams and one additional Regents exam in a state approved alternative assessment. Plans are underway to design
STEM/STEAM programs to support the options students now have for meeting the high school graduation requirements.
Excerpt Above Taken From
The Barker Banner Back To School Issue August 2015
"A Message From Your Superintendent"
Dr. Roger Klatt