The STEM approach to education is designed to revolutionize the teaching of subject areas such as mathematics and science by incorporating technology and engineering into the regular curriculum. STEM Education attempts to transform the typical teacher-centered classroom by encouraging a curriculum that is driven by problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and require students to actively engage a situation in order to find its solution. Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum offers different programs that align with Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and 21st Century readiness. Project Lead the Way allows teachers to act as a facilitator, leading students into deeper levels of knowledge through actively engaging in high-level learning as they work on real-world challenges. LEGO Robotics, another Problem Based Learning, hands-on curriculum provides students with the materials and instructions to create and program a machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. Food for Learning is a unique program created by KTEC in conjunction with Dr. Prisca Moore, Associate Professor of Education at Carthage College. Students learn about the science of living organisms through hydro- & aquaponics, and gardening.
This video gives a great explanation of how STEM benefits students.