The resources on this page fall under “Well-Rounded Education” as defined by ESSA in the Title IV-A federal funding stream. Use this webpage to find resources to build & sustain excellent programs that enrich students’ educational experiences.
What is Well Rounded Education?
In the Every Student Succeeds Act Section 8002 Well Rounded Education is defined as...
courses, activities, and programming in subjects such as English, reading or language arts, writing, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, geography, computer science, music, career and technical education, health, physical education, and any other subject, as determined by the State or local agency, with the purpose of providing all students access to an enriched curriculum and educational experience.
STEAM Education is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. (Susan Riley -The Institute for Arts Integration & STEAM)
STEM Education is based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications. (Live Science)