STEAM Day Caps Week Before Holiday Break

The joy in learning was on full display last week as students in our Primary School were led through a variety of challenge-based learning opportunities and explorations with their classroom teachers and our Director of Educational Technology, Chris MacPherson.

“STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) is an integrated approach to learning that fosters better problem-solving skills and increased creativity and collaboration,” said MacPherson. “Providing our grade level technology reps the opportunity to work collaboratively to build these weeks made for a supercharged student experience by offering our students a chance to wonder, investigate, create, reflect and think critically.”

Highlights of our week included connecting Science and Social Studies curricula with virtual reality explorations of the Northern Lights and Festivals Around the World, candy cane experiments where students tested their hypotheses around which substance would dissolve their candy cane the fastest and engineering explorations where students were given the challenge to build with gumdrops and toothpicks.