What does STEAM mean?
"STEAM" is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics.
What is a STEAM school?
A STEAM school is a school that integrates science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics across the curriculum. It is more than just having a "science" class, but rather teachers are actively infusing the principles of science or engineering or art into other core areas. Lessons and units in a STEAM school are often cross-curricular, meaning teachers work with each other across content areas to develop plans and opportunities for students to experience ideas, concepts, or skills in multiple environments, formats, and styles.
What makes Bush Hills STEAM Academy a STEAM school?
Since inception, Bush Hills STEAM Academy has worked to develop and implement a STEAM curriculum through a variety of initiatives, including:
- iPad Initiative - at Bush Hills STEAM Academy, teachers and students use cutting-edge technology and apps on their iPads to develop lessons, execute tasks, complete projects, and collaborate with peers.
- PBL Initiative - "Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which students learn by actively engaging in real-world and personally meaningful projects." We are a PBL school, a place where PBL projects are happening on a regular basis and students are systematically given the opportunity to engage in real-world problem solving.
- STEM Accreditation - One of our long-term goals is to become a STEM Accredited school, this is a long process that requires heavy investment in cross-curicular teaching and learning, real-world problem solving, critical thinking, and strides in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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