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More and more research points towards the benefits of STEAM curriculum in school.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics make up what is collectively known as “STEAM”. It is the purposeful focus on these subjects to prepare students for today’s world. However, it is more than that.

STEAM is not just about these 5 subjects. It is actually a philosophy and approach to education that goes beyond tradition. At Innovation Academy Las Vegas, we integrate STEAM because it inspires team work, curiosity, and exploration.

There is research into how STEAM impacts child education. One two-year study featured data from 204 teachers in 19 states. According to its findings, “(STEAM) integration stimulates deep learning, creates increased student engagement, and cultivates students’ investment in learning.

STEAM is a Modern Take On Classic Subjects

I think most people of our generation remember math class with dread. Lengthy formulas and repetitive calculations. For many of us, constant confusion and anxiety. So, how is math different with STEAM and at Innovation Academy?

We remember that math (as well as science, technology, engineering, and art) is all around us. Not just on a white board. Additionally, math rarely stands alone. It is often an important component of the other 4 primary STEAM subjects. As such, our students are guided in, and challenged to, discover the beautiful intertwining and synergy of STEAM.

STEAM in action!

For example, a recent project challenged the students to create a logo for a shirt. This began as an Art challenge, in designing the logo. They then used Technology to transfer and reformat the design digitally. Math and Art has taught them how to use measurements to create visual balance, and to be able to place their design properly on a shirt. Science and Technology was combined to understand the process of screen printing. Of course, all of this is connected to Engineering-the development of specific steps to solve a problem.

In the end, the students created and printed their own t-shirts, fully integrating various lessons from STEAM!

STEAM is Not Just About Grades

One amazing change that STEAM has brought to many classrooms is the realization that success in these subjects is not predicated solely on grades and standardized testing. In fact, STEAM is resulting in new approaches to teaching, and more empowerment and exploration by students!

According to EducationCloset, a digital learning center for educators, the end results of STEAM curriculum are “students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process“. We could not have come up with a better way to describe our own students than that!

Take Your Tour Today!

Innovation Academy Las Vegas has been leading the way in education for Las Vegas families for years now! If you want to learn more about STEAM and the IA approach to education for your Elementary and Middle School aged children, simply call us to schedule a tour!

You will find our campus full of energy and excitement, with zero resemblance to a traditional classroom. Not only that, you will learn that our tuition is far more affordable than alternative options in the Valley!

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