STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. All young people should be prepared to think deeply and become innovators of the future. STEAM learning is very hands-on and active. It is inquiry and problem-based to help better prepare our students for the future. STEAM will enhance our International Baccalaureate PYP program by emphasizing critical components of the IB program already occurring–integration across the curriculum, project-based inquiry, local and global awareness, and a positive learning attitude.
The Jackson STEAM vision is to provide a challenging learning environment to maximize students’ potential and ensure students are experienced, global learners equipped to meet the needs and challenges of 21st century. At Jackson, all students have STEAM Lab once a week with other school-wide opportunities and collaboration throughout the year. In STEAM Lab, we will do activities that enhance the IB PYP program and the Georgia State Standards.
We are excited to have new learning opportunities through our STEAM lab. At main campus, students have the opportunity to raise and monitor rainbow trout from eggs to juveniles through the Small Fry To Go program. When the trout are about 1-2 inches long, students will release the trout into the Chattahoochee River. Students and the entire community are learning the importance of preserving habitats and ecosystems while conserving resources and becoming environmental stewards. At both campuses, students will interact with the community STEAM Truck program that expose and educate as many children as possible the elements of STEAM. These are just a few of our current opportunities and we look forward to more throughout the year.
Please visit our our WTJ STEAM Lab site to learn more.