TO 2nd GRADE
Please note all students are currently completing distance learning via Zoom
STEAM is the abbreviation for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. It is an integrated approach to learning that encourages students to think more about real-world problems. It encourages students to ask questions, connect the dots, problem solve, think creatively, and be innovative. Students follow the Engineering Design Process, which is as follows:
1. ASK…What is the problem that I need to solve?
2. IMAGINE…What are some ways to solve the problem?
3. PLAN…What are we going to do to solve the problem?
4. CREATE…Let’s build it!
5. TEST…How well does it work?
6. IMPROVE…What can we do to make it better?
Having students engage in STEAM activities at school, not only encourages higher order thinking skills, but it also promotes various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professions. Students learn about different careers in STEM. STEM professions currently double the income of the median job in the United States.
A STEAM program prepares students for the future. I am excited for us to STEAM into the 2018-2019 school year!