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.
2016 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.
Photos courtesy of Donnell Alexander, Dave Burton and Tiffany Veno
Awards were given throughout the day for each competition. Area 7 was declared the overall winner and got to take home the esteemed "STEAMly Cup" championship trophy.
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 four different ways: engineering challenges, VEX Robotics, Maker Creator Challenges, and the Science Fair.
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.
Maker CreatorTo inspire the next generation of engineers, inventors, and innovators, Maker Creator challenges are designed to showcase student makers exploring new forms and new technologies.
Science FairThe district and regional Science and Engineering Fairs allow both elementary and secondary students to research and investigate the “why."
STEAM in the news
- Coding movement booming across GISD
- NGHS receives national certification for engineering program
- Webb MS students discover what makes spaghetti dance
- GISD educators invited to Perot Museum-based STEM training
- NGHS student chosen to attend honors-only, STEM summer program
- STEAM education buzzing in GISD
- Hillside Academy students stack their way to success
- GISD launches STEAM education initiative