“STEM Day”; The importance of learning
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – “STEM Day” is a day focused on the importance of science, technology, engineering and math programs and how they are being used to educate the next generation.
“They are deep thinkers and they solve problems,” coordinator Kathleen Quaranta told 12 News. “So our next generation will be all of this and more. ”
The Chenango Forks Central School District is one of many preparing our next generation of workers. Its STEAM program is STEM, but with the addition of art and agriculture.
Quaranta said adding these two topics makes the process more inclusive.
To do this, Chenango Forks offers a number of courses, including hydroponics, media production, and environmental survival. These courses are also transversal, which means that a course can be taught by several different teachers.
“These are classes that are so much more applicable to today’s standards,” Quaranta said. “We’re learning at such a faster rate right now – everything is changing – the way we do education is changing. By the time they hit high school, one-third of the learning environments, whether it’s college or trades, we’re all going to be benefiting from what they’ve learned. “
However, the practical experience goes beyond the classroom. Older people can participate in cooperatives in areas such as healthcare, engineering and media.
“They can follow STEAM as well as workplace learning to give them a much more enriched educational basis,” Quaranta said.
Ultimately, no matter what career path a student decides to take, it’s all about learning.
“Learning is living. So I think and hope that all of our students will take away that no matter which path they take, they never lose the desire to learn,” Quaranta said.