In our program, elementary students were encouraged to dream big and engage in a hands-on STEAM project to design and build an authentic product of their own design. Using a project-based learning approach to design thinking and novel engineering, students worked collaboratively with their peers to solve problems. Students problem solved like engineers, treating characters in the text as their clients. They identified problems, designed realistic solutions, all while reinforcing literacy skills. The program culminated in a Maker Faire exhibition where they celebrated their learning and shared their dreams with the parents.
S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, combining the separate disciplines into a comprehensive application-oriented curriculum. STEAM education is of great significance to children’s future in the face of new technologies. Many countries have always attached great importance to, and even have policy-based areas of study encouraging STEAM Education.
Features of BIBA STEAM Summer Program
• Utilizing project-based learning (PBL) method which opens a new learning mode.
• Combining Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics into an interdisciplinary project, enhancing classroom knowledge while stimulating subject-area interest.
• Make new friends from home and abroad, broaden your horizons and kindle your future passions.
• Immersive English learning, establish new thinking patterns, master new technical terms.
K-5 Engineering and Design Teacher
STEAM Teachers Questions
At High Tech Elementary Chula Vista, the curriculum is based on the HTH design principles of common intellectual mission, adult world connection, and personalization. Teachers, as curriculum designers, strive to create innovative project-based learning experiences that will engage the diverse group of students in complex, adult world projects through which they will develop and apply skills and knowledge. HTeCV students engage with the world around them by creating projects that help them explore content area topics, and develop skills to apply their new knowledge. Students and teachers together develop personal qualities such as integrity, confidence, empathy, curiosity and reflection. HTeCV students also take exploratory classes in Performing Arts, Engineering, and Visual Arts through out the school year. All of the students participate in multiple Exhibition Nights across the year, where they demonstrate their learning to the community. All HTeCV classrooms are fully inclusive, as our goal is that all students reach their potential.
* “My favourite part was the prototypes! We got to make things and help the characters from the book with their problems.”
* “You need to try and try at all things, and you need to be careful of ducklings.”
* “I loved the process of design and creation, and I loved all the fun toys we got to play with!”