DBFE is bursting with pride! Our STEAM work throughout the 15-16 school year was officially recognized through MDCPS’ STEM/STEAM School Designation Division. DBFE has earned the official Silver STEM Designation honor! We were one of 7 public schools chosen for this honor. We want to thank our entire faculty, students, and staff — This award would not have been possible without their collective effort.
To view the complete list of STEM/STEAM designation schools, visit http://science.dadeschools.net/stem-school-designation/stemSchools1516.html.
STEM Designation Overview from http://science.dadeschools.net/stem-school-designation/:
M-DCPS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and now with the addition of Science, Technology, Engineerin, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) School Designation program’s primary goal is to promote STEAM and STEM education and integration among its disciplines.
The STEAM and STEM school designation criteria includes: STEM competitions, professional development, partnerships, equity and accountability. In addition, the STEAM and STEM School Designation will strengthen science, mathematics, visual and performing arts, accelerated and Career and Technical offerings.
Schools that meet the designations will be promoted to the community to ensure all stakeholders are aware of the great choices M-DCPS offers in the areas of STEAM and STEM education. Three distinct recognition levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) will be offered to schools to encourage on-going growth and performance in the area of STEAM and STEM.