Based on community feedback through surveys, committee meetings, school site visits, and CUSD Board of Education conversations, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) has emerged as a focus for the District. With a focus on STEAM across the district, we hope to provide personalized learning experiences for all students through the power of learning by doing: making, tinkering, and engineering to develop skilled and resilient designers, creators and decision makers who will innovate and contribute to positive change.
At Eisenhower we are beginning to talk as a staff about how to increase STEAM activities in and out of the classroom. In December, we will be having our first school-wide STEAM challenge, K-5, and we will continue to work towards ways to increase innovation and creativity with a math and engineering focus.
As many of you may know, Cupertino Educational Endowment Foundation (CEEF) has been a significant partner and a critical fundraising arm of the District for 35 years. CEEF has granted more than $17 million to support our schools and students. CEEF and CUSD are excited about our plans to continue raising funds for CUSD in support of teaching and learning, with a specific focus on this district-wide STEAM Initiative to benefit all 25 CUSD schools.