STEM Overview

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) defines STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as an integrated, interdisciplinary, and student-centered approach to learning that encourages curiosity, creativity, artistic expression, collaboration, communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and design thinking.


The purpose of STEM initiative at PaTTAN is to support the PDE, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education by fostering internal and external partnerships to enhance and support equitable statewide professional development and technical assistance of STEM and Computer Science for all students, including students with disabilities and English Learners.