STEAM & Outdoor Education

Water Slide Research

The STEAM Education Program at Ferrum Elementary is a teaching method where students are immersed in learning through integrated design projects.  These projects are centered around five disciplines:  science, technology, engineering, art, and math.  

The state of Virginia has a vision that all students will become STEM literate, meaning they will have...

"an understanding that it takes

Our fantastic teaching staff develops lessons that integrate these disciplines into real-world, relevant, and high interest projects that challenge Ferrum's students.  The new Outdoor Learning Project will provide students a natural setting to explore their learning. Students are also learning essential twenty-first century skills of citizenship, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity.  

Throughout our campus, students are encouraged to think differently.  Failure is seen as a positive outcome because it helps you learn what to do differently next time.  That's why we like these acronyms: 

FAIL... First   Attempt   In   Learning

END...Effort Never Dies

NO...Next Opportunity