STEAM Initiative & Technology
Our STEAM initiative offers a student-centered environment dedicated to a deeper understanding of real-world concepts and their relationship to each other. The STEAM concept explores Science and Technology, through Engineering and the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements. This hands-on, inquiry-based approach encourages our kindergarten through 8th grade students to investigate and solve real-world problems by incorporating language, fine arts, and music in addition to traditional STEM curriculum.
With the addition of the Love Grows Greenhouse, we have enhanced our curriculum and educator resources to a level where a combination of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and/or math are taught cohesively and provide valuable real-world concepts for all students in grades Pre-3 – 8.
Hands-on experiences created by implementing a “living” greenhouse engages students in relevant, real-world experiences and applications where they investigate scientific phenomena, engage in collaboration and discussion, and develop models or explanations in order to arrive at solutions. Students take on the roles of scientists, engineers, horticulturists and even nutritionists to experience many real-world applications related to agriculture, sustainability and nature. These hands-on applications provide relevant contexts through which students develop critical problem solving skills.
In addition to the academic benefits, students gain life skills: caring for God’s creation(s), collaborative teamwork to ensure successful outcomes, critical thinking strategies to determine the best possible solutions, self-discipline and a deep sense of responsibility for the entire community. The project is a way to integrate so many things that students are learning in all classes. It turns book learning into nurturing curiosity. It takes them from “show it” to “do it”.
We are looking forward to the partnership and collaboration to create a tangible, positive impact in our community. Please keep an eye out for all of the fun ways our students are immersed in a world of growth, giving, nature, responsibility, curiosity, imagination, and creativity.