Welcome to STEAM class! STEAM is an approach to learning using Science Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math to guide students in their learning through inquiry and critical thinking hands on activities. Students will also be developing their 21st century learning skills: Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking and Creativity.
So what will students be doing?
This year students will use the design engineering process to explore the following topics: electrical engineering, environmental engineering, 3d design, coding. Students will keep a blog to document their learning.
Students will only be in STEAM class for twenty days for ninety-six minutes a day. Therefore, rules will be established quickly and will be expected to be followed from the first day of class.
If you are absent, come see me at the beginning of class when you return. This is your responsibility.
4. Miscellaneous Rules and Information:
STEAM is a hands on inquiry based class. Often times you will be collaborating with a small group to achieve a common goal. You will be working with a variety of materials, from aluminum foil to 3D printers. Consequences will be strictly enforced.
Reminder: If you are not following the classroom rules, I will first give you a reminder of behavioral or work expectations.
Warning: If you continue to not follow the rules, a verbal warning and possibly remove you from the group or work situation.
Lunch Detention: Lunch detention will be assigned for that day or the next day, depending on which period you have class. You will receive a lunch detention slip and be expected to get parent signature and come to my classroom during your lunch period. During lunch you will complete any work that needs to be completed or complete additional work given.
After School Detention with Mrs. Poster: You will receive a detention slip that day. The slip will need to be signed by a parents, and detention will be served after school the next school day.
After School Detention through the office: A detention slip will be sent home through the office. You will be expected to return the slip and serve a one hour detention after school.
Formative Assessments:100% of overall grade
This includes all activities, classwork,blogs, simulations, and projects completed within the classroom.
This is Unified Arts rotation ____________ and therefore will be graded in marking period ______________.
I look forward to working with you and your child this year in STEAM! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Student Name __________________________________
Student Signature __________________________________
Parent Signature ________________________________