STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)
We linked the common process and inquiry skills of multiple disciplines and developed a course that allows scholars to create, discover, explore, and express. The STEAM course at PS 290 is supported by the Amplify Science curriculum, which is aligned with the New York Next Generation Learning Standards and provides progressions from the Common Core. The Blueprint for Visual Arts, created by the New York City Department of Education, drives the Arts component. Our scholars’ learning will be enhanced by field trips, interdisciplinary projects, service learning activities, and professional experiences with STEAM.
Grade Level Gallery Shows and Science Fairs:
Frequent presentations of scholars’ projects establish a culture that values and celebrates the Arts and Sciences. In addition, gallery shows and science fairs encourage sophisticated dialogue about the Arts and Sciences. The presentations create a space for scholars to safely express themselves while educating them about the diverse feelings and ideas of their classmates.
Class observation and participation by parents is welcomed. Parent volunteer help is encouraged in a variety of ways, such as setting up Gallery Shows or presenting professional knowledge in the field. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.
Each of the classes meets for 90-135 minutes weekly to study STEAM. This weekly course gives scholars the opportunity to be courageous learners, who experiment with a wide range of materials and challenge themselves to think differently. Scholars are held accountable for their learning through curriculum-aligned quantitative and qualitative assessments. Through rigorous classroom expectations and personalized instruction, scholars will perform with distinction.