The US Department of Education reports that the number of STEM/STEAM jobs in the United States will grow by 14 percent from 2010 to 2020. Beyond 2020 that percentage could be even greater, but studies show the number of graduates in STEM fields is growing only 0.8 percent annually.
STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking. STEAM-related curriculum provides the whole pallet of learning to our students, removes limitations and replaces them with wonder, critique, inquiry and innovation.
Expanding Northville's STEAM curriculum throughout the district will help Northville remain one of the top school district's in the State and will better prepare our students to become the innovators, educators, leaders and learners of tomorrow!
WHY DONATE TO THE ANNUAL FUND?
Being ranked as a top school district year after year doesn’t happen by accident. Northville Public Schools relies on NEF and the generosity of parents, businesses and the community to remain strong. Grant funding from NEF supports innovative and challenging curriculum and programs at our schools. A tax-deductible donation to NEF is not only an investment in the future of our students, but it is also an investment in our capacity to the meet the needs of the District.
WHAT WILL YOUR DONATION DO?
Some of the programs NEF is funding this year:
- Innovative Teaching grants
- The Village Workshop Cooperative Program
- Project Lead the Way STEM programming in both middle schools and all six elementary schools
- Professional Development for teachers
- Saturday tutoring program
- And, if we reach our goal, a new STEAM Lab at NHS!
HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU GIVE?
Every gift matters. We are trying to raise $50 per student. However, no matter the size of your donation, your gift will help make a difference in the lives of students in our community by creating new learning opportunities that develop and enrich our young students’ minds.