One day I want to be a firefighter! Students at Vina Danks Middle School get a hands on approach to water pressure.
The Alliance for Education is San Bernardino County's premier partnership between businesses and education communities, fostering STEM learning both in and out of the classroom. From kindergarten through college, students and their families, educators and businesses make an equal investment and commitment to achieve the goal of producing an educated and skilled workforce that ensures the economic well-being for San Bernardino County.
The Alliance for Education is dedicated to preparing today's local youth for successful STEM careers with the end goal of having local businesses hire San Bernardino County graduates. From tutoring, mentorship and family involvement programs — the Alliance for Education is here to help students and families prepare for the future.
The Alliance for Education, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, has adopted the California STEM Learning Network (CSLNet) definition of STEM:
"STEM education is more than just science, technology, engineering or mathematics; it is an interdisciplinary and applied approach that is coupled with real-world, problem-based learning. This bridging among the four discrete disciplines is now known as STEM. STEM education removes the traditional barriers erected between the four disciplines by integrating them into one cohesive teaching and learning paradigm. Today, new innovations and inventions tend to be made at the boundaries of these four disciplines, where they naturally overlap.
A STEM-literate student is not only an innovator and critical thinker, but is able to make meaningful connections between school, community, work and global issues. A STEM-literate high school graduate can enroll in a college-level course of study in science, technology, engineering, and math without the need for remediation. STEM skills are increasingly necessary to engage in a knowledge-based economy. There is solid evidence to suggest that the fastest-growing and highest-wage jobs in future years will be in STEM fields and all employees will need to utilize STEM skills for problem solving in a wide range of industries."