STEAM is a curriculum based on educating students in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Escuela Americana students will get hands-on experiences and unstructured time to explore and invent. STEAM education foster’s students’ ability to become better problem solvers, thinkers and effective members as they work in teams.
Given the increasing importance of STEAM education, Escuela Americana is implementing a 3 year plan of constructing one STEAM SMART Laboratory for each of the Academic Divisions. The Middle School Division STEAM SMART Lab is already built and equipped to begin the school year and the Lower School lab is scheduled to be ready in the Fall of 2017. The Upper School STEAM Lab is planned to be built and equipped for the School year 2018-2019. EA’s three-year project will engage our students in a place where they can problem-solve, collaborate, communicate and build other skills necessary for college and career success. Imagine a classroom where learning is truly personalized and students are intrinsically motivated to achieve more than they ever thought possible.
WHAT IS STEAM EDUCATION?
STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.
WHAT BENEFITS WILL IT BRING TO ESCUELA AMERICANA STUDENTS?
Escuela Americana’s STEAM Lab initiative will provide students with an interactive learning opportunity which brings together hands-on and virtual learning in an differentiated environment. Students will be responsible for making decisions about their learning which will empower and motivate them to learn and grow in an innovative environment. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities will be the basis for learning and will challenge students to improve their communication, collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, information literacy, and adaptability skills.
Students will participate in activities such as: circuitry, renewable energy, graphic design,programming,
Our labs will be led by highly trained teachers who will be participating in professional learning opportunities on-site and in the United States. The training will be ongoing and adapt to the continuously improving STEAM Lab environment.
Essentially, STEAM skills will ensure that our students will be able to compete in the ever-changing world and the global marketplace of tomorrow.
STEAM education will foster the development of students who are: