i-STEM Education - Idaho Science Technology Engineering Mathematics

i-STEM is a coordinated state-wide effort by the State Department of Education, Idaho Professional-Technical Education, educators, businesses, and industry to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Our Belief

Teachers influence an infinite number of students and fill them with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions that will not only impact the way we live, but our nation's resources and security. By joining together in partnership, we can support Idaho's educators and provide STEM professional development opportunities and resources for K-12 teachers which promote innovative thinking and powerful learning so students are motivated and competent in bringing forth the solutions to tomorrow's problems.

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Our Vision

The Idaho education system sets the National standard of excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.

Our Mission

Enhance and develop excellence in STEM education for Idaho's future.

Our Objectives
  • Identify, complement and collaborate with stakeholders to advance STEM in Idaho
  • Identify Idaho's STEM education needs
  • Build the bridge between resources and educators to fill the gaps in STEM education
  • Promote the vital role of STEM education for Idaho's future
  • Provide accessible state-wide STEM education resources through an IT network.
STEM Description

STEM integrates academic disciplines through the lens of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). STEM focuses on inquiry-based, problem solving, and project-based learning on topics of interest to Idaho, its industries, and their needs. STEM education provides students an understanding of the impact STEM has on their world as they prepare to participate, contribute, and compete in the workforce of the global economy and practice informed decision.