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STEAM in Our School District

 

In the fall of 2014, the Glen Cove City School District piloted a STEM program for students in grades one, three, four and five. During the 2014-2015 school year students met with their STEM teacher twice monthly.

During STEAM classes, students focused on developing their problem solving and critical thinking skills, were introduced to basic coding, and concentrated on various physical science topics.

After the pilot, it was clear that the program should be expanded so that it could reach all students in kindergarten through grade five.

For the 2015-2016 school year, the Glen Cove City School District expanded the elementary STEM program. The third through fifth grade students met weekly, and had library skills embedded into the STEM program. The kindergarten through second grade students attended STEM twice per month, alternating with the library program.

For the 2016 - 2017 School year, our STEM program will be transitioning to a STEAM program.  The “A” symbolizing an increased focused on the arts!  This year, we will be introducing new technologies and bringing in more of arts, which will allow students to express their learning through a myriad of mediums.  Students, depending on grade level, will use Blue Bots & Bee Bots, Dash and Dot, Ozobot, and Lego WeDo kits.   We will continue to use LittleBits and Hot Wheel’s Spedometry units of study, and study coding with the Ipads.

Friday, November 15, 2019