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Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Science and Technology/Engineering

In Massachusetts, science education includes life science, physical science, earth and space science, and technology/ engineering. Science is way of knowing and understanding the natural and designed world.

The science and technology/engineering standards are intended to drive engaging, relevant, rigorous, and coherent instruction that emphasizes student mastery of both disciplinary core ideas (concepts) and application of science and engineering practices (skills) to support student readiness for citizenship, college, and careers.

STE Learning Standards

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2016 STE Curriculum Framework (click to view a section of the Framework)
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Frequently Asked Questions about the 2016 STE Standards

STE Instructional Resources

  • Professional Development Resources

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    Overview of 2016 STE Standards
    This overview slide deck can be easily modified to meet your district training needs. It is designed to provide an overview of the 2016 STE standards and includes the following sections:
    • Understanding the Vision and Goals of the Massachusetts STE Standards
    • Framework Components
    • Overview of the Standards
    • Resources
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    General PD Planning Guidance
    This site is a resource for professional development leaders to support the development of high quality professional development. It includes case studies and tools to support professional development planning and assessment.

  • Curriculum Planning Tools

  • Classroom Resources

  • STE Networks and Associations

  • Grant Opportunities

Contact the STE Team

NamePhone Number
Nicole Scola781-338-3585
Hillary Paul Metcalf781-338-3540

Last Updated: June 19, 2019
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