From STEM to STEAM

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Updated: March, 2017

          1. Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School, Greenville, SC
          2. Drew Charter School (PK-12), Atlanta, GA
          3. Mounds View Public Schools, MN
          4. Erpenbeck Elementary School, Boone County Schools, Florence, KY
          5. Hillel Day School, Farmington Hills, MI
          6. P.A. Walsh STEAM Academy, Morgan Hill, CA
          7. Other STEAM Resources

Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School in Greenville County (SC) opened for the 2014 – 2015 school year with approximately 340 incoming sixth graders and now includes both sixth and seventh grade classes. It is the first newly constructed Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, and Math (STEAM) Middle School in the Greenville County School District. A PBL STEAM middle school, Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School was named the CEFPI 2015 James D. MacConnell Award Winner. See submittal. CEPFI is now known as the Association for Learning Environments. Also see the New Learning Environments section of this website. Disclosure: I am a Senior Education Consultant for FNI.

 

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  • Drew Charter School (PK-12), Atlanta, GA. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) is Drew Charter School’s map to a successful academic experience for its students. Learning is a STEAM environment, coupled with Project-Based Learning (PBL), sets the stage for students to solve real-world problems. Students are taught with an interdisciplinary approach with an emphasis on the design thinking process and problem solving leading to application. This allows Drew students to develop skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity, all important abilities needed for success in the 21st century.
  • Drew Charter School Case Study.
  • STEAM at Drew Charter School. This is an extensive web site showing all aspects of the STEAM program. STEAM Career Days. Atlanta Maker Faire.

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  • Mounds View Public Schools (MN): Middle schools in Mounds View have readapted curriculum to focus more on preparing students in the concepts of science, technology, engineering and math — often referred to as STEM. In fall 2012, all middle schools will add an arts component to this approach, turning STEM into a standards-based STEAM program.
  • January 10, 2017 School Board Report on district STEAM initiatives
  • Edgewood Middle School, About STEAM; STEAM Curriculum; STEAM Parent Handout;

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3rd Grade students in Mrs. Moeller's class design their own ships

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  • Hillel Day School, Farmington Hills, MI. K-8 School with totally transformed laerning environments and learning communities.
  • IDEA Collaborative at Hillel, built in 2014, includes a maker space, proto-type lab, greenhouse, gathering space, green screen technology and 3D printing capabilities.

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