What is STEAM?
Willow Creek Academy is developing a STEAM Lab on campus (Portable A) to supplement learning experiences. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century! (Definition from Education Closet)
Our STEAM Lab will be guided by the principles of 5 C's: creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, collaboration, and conservation. All projects will be "Projects with a Purpose", in order to keep learning relevant and engaging.
Donations are needed!
We will gladly accept the following items at the donation bin at portable 3:
- Clean recyclables (bottles and cardboard)
- Old appliances (to deconstruct)
- Paper and writing utensils
- Organizational supplies: bookshelves, bins, drawers, etc