STEM Framework

The NYC STEM Education Framework is a tool that provides a structured approach for schools seeking to organize and develop the implementation of a STEM initiative whose results are repeatable. It includes a readiness checklist of structures, criteria, and systems and is not intended to be judgmental or evaluative.

The architecture of the Framework is presented as a structure of domains, indicators, and criteria to support the evolution of a school’s initiative over time. The Framework is designed to work alongside other data and qualitative tools to help schools develop a STEM culture that integrates well with a school’s existing instructional mission and vision, while shifting the disciplinary paradigm from multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary toward instruction and learning that is ultimately transdisciplinary