STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics.
The idea of emphasizing these subjects in delivering the curriculum has been driven by the business community, with the goal of preparing an agile and competitive workforce. It is important to note that STEAM is not a program, but more like a philosophy. In the real world, content knowledge is interwoven, layered and sophisticated, not experienced in isolation such as in traditional education settings (separate math time, separate science time, etc.). STEAM skills are vital for success in the 21st century and critical to our collective future. The "Critical C's" of Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Communication are emphasized through project-based learning, usually through interdisciplinary (across subjects) activities.
All staff members:
-are trained in CPR, first aid and AED techniques and know the camp's protocol in cases of emergency.
- have the knowledge of all allergies and medical conditions.
- are aware of proper field trip protocol
- will have access to a first aid kit
- are aware of the medical emergency protocol and procedures.
Our STEAM Educators are rejuvenated, excited and well trained with degrees in the areas in which they teach. They have the ability to use more diversified teaching methods and become more like a facilitators to learners. It empowers our educators to meet the guidelines in a variety of unique and engaging ways and to meaningfully cross-reference concepts and vocabulary through digital and hands on resources. They have the opportunity to teach collaboratively, exchange ideas and create a rich environment for learning. Our teachers feel the positive shift from ME to WE with the staff as well as with students.