Provide students with a weekly experience utilizing the design process to create, innovate, fail, persevere, and learn in science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
Our innovation labs provide authentic academic language practice with hands-on activities, allowing students to make the connection between language and context.
Why STEAM Innovation Labs?
To provide students with an engaging project-based STEAM learning experience that will better prepare our students for the 21st century.
The Four Innovation Labs
- Science and Math
- Technology and Math
- Engineering and Math
- Art and Math
Students in grades 2-6 have four 9-week sessions in each innovation lab for 50 minutes a week (total of 36 weeks). In order to reduce class size, classes are divided into two groups. While one group participates in the assigned innovation lab, the other remains with the teacher for instruction in a smaller class size. Each student participates in a STEAM Innovation Lab once a week. All lessons in every innovation lab follows the Innovation Design Process. Lessons are aligned with grade level standards and topics of study. Students in TK, Kindergarten and 1st grade have a STEAM lab experience once a trimester.