Develop a wholly integrated curriculum structured around an engaging and motivating virtual scenario.
The seemingly ubiquitous acronym STEM testifies of the recognized value of interdisciplinary and integrated education. Might it be true, then, that an entirely integrated curriculum (one that connects not just STEM related subjects, but all subjects) would be the ideal? If so, the difficult question remains: How can you unify the disparate disciplines? One way might be by creating a virtual microcosm that provides the framework for holistic student learning.
For example, you could develop a computer program that casts students as a group of people stranded on an island; in order to escape, they must build an engine-powered airplane (developing the required understandings, abilities and technologies along the way). Each student could have an avatar "on the island," and would be responsible for their individual avatar's well-being and for the collective success of the group.
This scenario would provide an engaging backdrop for education and natural motivation to learn. And because being stranded on an island is a kind of microcosm of the human experience, you could easily tie in all different subjects, allowing for an entirely integrated curriculum.