Participants develop those difficult to teach skills…team-work and self-confidence while effectively staying engaged and learning in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) culture.
GISD is cultivating a culture of “Students and Teachers Engaging Active Minds” by providing prekindergarten through 12th grade STEAM challenges that align with the district's Strategic Plan to support student-centered critical thinking, creativity, innovation, problem solving, collaboration and communication.
The challenges culminate with the GISD STEAMposium, an interactive full-day event at the Curtis Culwell Center with a keynote speaker and award ceremony.
The STEAM educational framework is for all disciplines and types of learners with the goal of being more engaging and naturally successful. Students can participate in five different ways: engineering challenges, VEX Robotics, the Maker Tank challenge, the Science Fair, and coding.
EngineeringEngineering design challenges engage learners in hands-on, authentic challenges and coordinates with state and national STEM standards.
VEX RoboticsThe ultimate game-based STEM activity for middle and high school students. STEAMletes use the VEX design o build innovative robots designed to score points in competitive matches and skills challenges.
To inspire the next generation of engineers, inventors, and innovators, Maker Tank, a “Shark Tank” style challenge, is designed to showcase student makers exploring new forms and new technologies. Participants will pitch their products utilizing their entrepreneurial skills.
Science FairThe district and regional Science and Engineering Fairs allow both elementary and secondary students to research and investigate the “why."
Coding challenges inspire students to acquire skills necessary to unleash their potential to problem solve through code, words, pictures or numbers.
2017 STEAMposium recap
Students from across the school district gathered for a day of family fun, competition and learning, exploring their talents through Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.
Awards were given throughout the day for each competition.
STEAMly Cup winners
STEAMly cup winners are determined by points accumulated per student population. The 2017 STEAMly cup winners include:
- Northlake Elementary
- Herfurth Elementary
- Walnut Glen Academy
- Beaver MST
- Jackson MST
- Classical Center at Brandenburg
- Memorial Pathway
- Lakeview Centennial HS
STEAM in the news
The 2018 STEAMposium is set to take place on April 28, 2018.