The San Mateo County Office of Education's Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Center provides teachers and administrators research-based professional development in STEAM content and pedagogy to engage, educate, and inspire our 21st-century learners. It collaboratively designs and facilitates learner-centered experiences that nurture innate human curiosity through:
- Catalyzing innovative, research-validated educational strategies to support student success
- Building educator capacity through a range of professional learning opportunities
- Connecting schools, networks, communities, industries, and government to create synergy and support innovation
The STEAMCentric shares STEAM-related professional development opportunities, news, and information to teachers, administrators, and community partners.
STEAM Lending Library
The STEAM Center runs a lending library where educators can check out STEAM-related books and hands-on kits for classroom and training use. Note that due to high demand, kits can only be checked out to a classroom for one week. View the STEAM book library and request to check out a book. If you wish to check out a kit, please fill out the Kits Lending Library Check-out Form.