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Charles Hay World School has added a special kind of classroom called a STEAM Lab.

The STEAM Lab is a state-of-the-art classroom where students work together to apply Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) skills to explore leading edge technology, solve complex problems, and communicate new ideas.

In the STEAM Lab, students follow the design thinking process to develop projects in the areas of scientific data and analysis, circuitry, computer graphics, digital communications, mechanics and structures, alternative and renewable energy, software engineering, and robotics and control technology. In the lab, students have the opportunity to explore their own project ideas under the supervision of a special kind of teacher called a “Facilitator”.

The purpose of the Englewood School District’s STEAM program is to foster an environment to support student acquisition and practice of the Colorado Department of Education’s 21st century skills which are comprised of critical thinking and reasoning; information literacy; collaboration; self-direction; and invention. The program will actively engage students in practicing specific 21st century skills readiness and competencies for the content areas of Science, Math, Reading, Writing, Communication, Social Studies, and Visual Arts.

Christy Swafford, STEAM Lab Facilitator & Coach

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