November 2, 2016
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August 25, 2015
What in the world is it?
This year, we have begun a STEM program. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The approach to learning in the STEM lab is shifted from lists of vocabulary and memorization of concepts to the asking of questions and discovering possible answers through the use of hands-on exploration and reflection. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts and vocabulary are reinforced as a matter of intentional practice, incidental to their discovery.
One of the areas where students will be developing and defining skill is that of observation. Conscious attention and planning has been made to teach our youngest students to be actively using their observation skills and discussing what they’ve discovered. This process becomes an embedded part of their thinking process which, as they grow older, becomes an integral, second-nature tool used in scientific discovery.
STEM is one of the five specials your child will attend each week. I’m looking forward to helping your child develop the skills necessary to discover their world. Follow updates at our classroom blog: http://blog.elanco.org/elemstem/
Please feel free to contact me should you have questions.
Jason Shugar, M.Ed.
K-6 STEM Teacher