We are very excited about STEM/STEAM at Inman Elementary School! Every student in every grade level has experienced STEM/STEAM activities and the students keep asking for more! Our first STEAM week this year was September 19th - 23rd. Check out this video here to get a feel for what our first STEAM Week was like this year.
Please be on the lookout for a sign up genius if you can help with supplies or supervision for our next STEAM Week - November 28th - December 2nd. Thanks!
You can also view some of the videos from past STEM/STEAM lessons in my Blackboard class. Check it out!
Also, Inman Elementary School has been awarded a $7,500 grant from Project Lead The Way to implement the PLTW Launch program. This grant was made possible by a generous donation from The Goizueta Foundation, and was written by our school’s STEM Team. Dr. Robinson, Charlie Harper, Tess Keller, and Jon Schoening make up our school’s STEM Team, and they are currently working on becoming one of the first elementary schools with a STEM certification in Fayette County.
You can find out more about Project Lead the Way at https://www.pltw.org/ This is an excerpt from their website about the K-5th Launch STEM Program.
Introduce young minds to the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
Engaging students at a young age builds confidence, grows interest, and puts them on course for strong accomplishments in middle school, high school, and beyond.
Through PLTW Launch, our program for kindergarten through fifth grade, students become problem solvers. Students use structured approaches, like the engineering design process, and employ critical thinking. They apply STEM knowledge, skills, and habits of mind, learning that it is OK to take risks and make mistakes. As teachers and students learn and discover together, education becomes far more engaging. We designed PLTW Launch to offer maximum flexibility and work in a variety of settings and scenarios, which means we have an implementation model that will work for your school or organization.
Be sure to ask your child about any STEM or PLTW activities they experience and watch their faces light up!