What’s "STEAM?" It’s an acronym for "science, technology, engineering, arts, and math
Clegg Elementary School has gone full STEAM ahead in 2013 with science, technology, engineering, art, and math. For American children to grow up to innovate in STEAM fields, they need not only academic proficiency, but a healthy dose of creativity and ingenuity as well. The program has a focus on problem based learning through the integration of all subjects. It promotes learning through activities, experiments and projects. Students are challenged to think critically and develop skills that they will carry with them long after they leave Clegg Elementary.
Although students have always been exposed to a well-rounded curriculum at Clegg Elementary School, each year teachers are bringing it to a new level. Student projects in the area of STEAM are shared with parents and the community at the end of the first and third trimester at our STEAM Showcase events. We also do grade level showcases at the mid-year point of the school year.
With global competition rising, America is at an imperative crossroad in defining its economic future. It is our belief that art and design are poised to transform our economy in the 21st century in the same way that science and technology did in the last century, and the STEAM movement is an opportunity for students to remain in the forefront as innovators of today’s world.