We are excited to offer a full STEAM education to all of our students!
We are excited to offer a full STEAM education to all of our students. Through this funding, we have constructed many special learning spaces for all of our students. Some of the exciting school upgrades our students will benefit from being a STEAM SmartLab, a Broadcast Studio, Technology Lab, Robotics & K'nex Classroom Carts, STEAM Classroom Carts, Pre-K STEAM Carts and updated laptop and iPad carts. Our school is like no other in New York City, on the frontline of mainstreaming STEAM education into all of our classrooms!
What is a STEAM SmartLab?
This is a fully-integrated learning environment where everything from the furniture and technology to curriculum and assessment works together to support hands-on, minds-on learning. It's a place where personalized learning and intrinsic motivation engage students of all ages, interests, and abilities.
In our STEAM SmartLab, learners apply a wide-range of technologies to projects that matter to them personally and academically. Authentic assessment and meaningful reflection happen every day as students create ePortfolios to document and present their learning. Students explore, problem-solve, collaborate, create, and learn!
Engaging STEAM Education for ALL Learners
We know that we live in a world where science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) play a critical role in every job, every home, and every aspect of advanced learning. The integration of STEAM disciplines is critical for all students, not just those who are naturally proficient in math and science.
Our STEAM program engages a broad range of student interests and abilities. Learning is truly personalized, individualized, differentiated and relevant to the interests and experiences of each and every student.
Creating College and Career Ready Students with STEAM
Success in college and the modern workplace also requires that students master next-generation skills including communication, collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, information literacy and adaptability. Walk into our school and you'll see students buzzing with energy and enthusiasm. It's a learning community where the teacher is a Facilitator and students take responsibility for their learning.
Autonomy is encouraged. Collaboration is the norm. Challenges are celebrated as a path to mastery. It's everything learning was meant to be. Our STEAM program engages learners as they apply technology to projects of their own design. As they work on their projects, they build academic connections and develop next-generation skills. Whether students are exploring robotics, coding, websites, video broadcasts, circuitry, or structures they're developing critical thinking skills. They're solving problems, collaborating, learning valuable project and time management skills as well as reflecting, communicating, and presenting their projects and their learning.
Our students are building skills, knowledge, and interest critical for college and career success.