VISION: STEM education will prepare students to understand the local and global challenges of the 21st century and inspire them to become lifelong learners who will confront these challenges and seek solutions.
MISSION: To prepare all students for the challenges and opportunities in the 21st century global economy by providing rigorous, equitable and accessible education in STEM.
- Integrated STEM: Purposefully integrate science, mathematics, technology and engineering to provide all students with engaging, real-world, and rigorous experiences in STEM
- Increase the number of highly qualified and highly effective STEM teachers
- Provide students with a solid foundation in the content, practices, and organizing principles of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
- Increase the number of public school graduates, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups, who pursue college degrees and/or careers in STEM fields
- Cultivate community partnerships to provide access to diverse, high-quality STEM teaching and learning opportunities
STEM Capstone Projects
The STEM Honors Certificate is available for graduates of the 2016 class and beyond. A STEM Capstone Project is one component required for students to earn the STEM Honors Certificate. The other requirements include:
- 4 credits of math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Calculus)
- 4 credits of science (Biology required, Chemistry and Physics recommended)
- 3.0 and above GPA
A STEM Capstone Project must be completed in one of these approved ACCN courses:
|Introduction to STEM: Service Learning||XEP1100|
|Directed Study in Science||SAH3503|
|Seminar in Scientific Research||SAH4503|
|Health Services Career Pathway Capstone||THK4990 |
|Industrial and Engineering Technology Career Pathway Capstone ||TIK5900|
| Natural Resource Career Pathway Capstone||TNK6990|
| Advance Placement Seminar ||XAP1000|
| Advance Placement Research ||XAP1100|
Resources available for teachers implementing STEM Capstone projects include:
- [VIEW] Project Overview — includes an alignment of STEM practices to GLOs and STEM and non-STEM project samples.
- [VIEW] Project Planning Guide
- [VIEW] Capstone Project Checklist
- [VIEW] Paper, Portfolio, Presentation and STEM Competencies Rubric Samples
- [VIEW] Capstone Project Sample Syllabi
- [VIEW] May 2015 STEM Capstone Webinar Powerpoint and Q&A Sessions
The documents and resources provide a foundation for a STEM Capstone Project, but do not prescribe a curriculum. Schools and teachers have the latitude and flexibility to use these resources as appropriate for their students, while fulfilling the purposes of the STEM Capstone Project.
World Conservation Congress resource bank
Hawai‘i is welcoming the world in September 2016 for the World Conservation Congress (WCC), a global gathering held every four years organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The goal of this Resource Bank is to provide educators with a starting point for locating resources relevant to the themes of IUCN and WCC, particularly biodiversity, food and water security, and climate change.