How did the program come to GCISD? 

Cannon Elementary: A GCISD STEM School received a $10,000 grant from the Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation to create this new program in the spring of 2013. GCISD designated Cannon Elementary as a STEM school during the 2013-2014 school year.
What is STEM?
  • STEM education integrates each of the content areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) into the regular curriculum.
  • At Cannon, students participate in a project-based learning model, which is a leading instructional standard for GCISD under the district's LEAD 2021 strategic plan.
  • Cannon’s program features a unique emphasis on the “E” in STEM, by incorporating an elementary engineering curriculum that is centered on teaching students about the design process.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in STEM-based extracurricular opportunities, such as robotics, design, and environmental clubs.
  • Cannon was the first school in the district to implement a 1:1 technology initiative to support STEM learning. All K-5 Cannon students are assigned an iPad or Chromebook to use at school and home, as a tool for learning.