ATTENTION STUDENTS AND FAMILIES!
Starting Monday April 20th, we will be instructing online through Google Classroom. Below are the classroom codes for you students to login to get their STEAM assignments/ projects!
Kindergarten - 6tj4utb
1st grade - jfz2nah
2nd grade - z43dulu
3rd grade - vuznl54
4th grade - ktlfarx
5th grade - frl2aih
While we are going through this uncertain time...
Please visit the tab, SCHOOL MAY BE OUT BUT THE LEARNING DOESNT STOP! and the Challenges and Activities HERE! tab for some information about how you and your child can learn and explore STEAM related concepts from home! I will be posting challenges, projects, videos, etc.!
Even Ms W has to work at home! I hope that you have a space that you can work in that is your own!
I have made this space my own.... Do you notice anything that you have used in class or anything else you might recognize from our STEAM Lab??? Write down your answers and let me know when we see eachother again OR email/ Instagram me your answers.
@mz_w83All Aboard for STEAM Education!Name: Siobhan Peterson-Walsh (aka Ms W)School: Pfeiffer-Burleigh SchoolSchool Phone: (814) 874-6750E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgINSTAGRAM @miz_w83Room #: STEAM LabClasses: K-5th gradeWelcome to my STEAM class webpage which, I hope, will give you a window into what we do in class day to day. I am so thrilled and honored to be teaching this class here at P-B because we are the ONLY school in the district that offers it! I know the students here will help the program thrive with their creativity, curiosity and hard work. The students and I are really excited about the projects and challenges we are doing and you will be able to view our progress on some of those projects here and even find information about how you can do these activities at home. The goals for this page are to
WHAT IS STEAM??The easy answer is that it is learning that happens when you work on questions and projects that combine Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The more complicated answer is that it is an educational approach that allows the teacher and students to share questioning and the attempt to answer those questions with a little project based learning (PBL) and a little arts infused learning. To quote another STEAM/ arts integration specialist educator, Susan Riley, "STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking."Students are expected to keep in mind the 4 C's, collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity, as core skills that will help in the STEAM classroom and beyond. These are the 21st century skills that will be so important going forward into a quickly changing world. As President Obama has famously said, we need to "educate to innovate." Cultivating great ideas and then turning those ideas into a contribution takes practice like any other skill and it HAS to begin in elementary school. It is more often than not that students have the greatest of ideas that no adult has even considered yet.
- provide information about what we are doing in the classroom
- share the work being done with family, community and other students
- alert students and their families about upcoming events and potential opportunities to be involved in something extra
*** PLEASE NOTE I have a more complete WEBSITE housed somewhere else***For ease of uploading student work, I have created a new website where I will house all information and work for my STEAM class at Pfeiffer Burleigh. This site will remain up as well but I hope to be able to get some of the very creative works of coding and animation up along with images of our other projects. The new website will continue through the summer with ideas, blog posts and fun information for students and parents. Below is the link... Let me know what you think! Thank you for understanding!Click here for Ms W's new website!