Depew Union Free School District was the first school district in WNY to achieve Quality Partner Status from the WNY STEM Hub. This is a high-level, capstone endorsement that demonstrates STEAM learning meets best practice standards. The NYS STEM Quality Learning Rubric guides this recognition program which WNY STEM launched in 2015.
Depew’s STEAM journey began in the 2016-17 school with a vision designed by a group of dedicated educators that wanted to embark on transformational changes in STEAM learning. Over the past three years, Depew has scaled up its STEAM program, demonstrating marked progress from Emerging to Engaged and finally the Accomplished level on these components of quality STEAM learning;
Connections to non-STEAM disciplines
Use of project-based learning
Exposure to STEAM career
Use of the engineering design process; and
The Quality Partner endorsement is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the entire Depew School District STEAM Team. They continually fine-tune their vision and serve as a pacesetter in continuous improvement as a Quality STEAM District.