"Engineering and technology are featured alongside the physical sciences, life sciences, and earth and space sciences for two critical reasons: to reflect the importance of understanding the human-built world and to recognize the value of better integrating the teaching and learning of science, engineering, and technology"

-A Framework for k-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Cored Ideas, National Research Council

"Skills that give humans an edge are those that no robot or machine can currently replace: critical thinking, creativity, and communication. Machines are fast; humans are creative. Machines glean insights from data; humans shed light on what the data means. Machines teach us about the past; humans build the future. Machines make us more productive; humans improve the world in imaginative, unexpected ways."

-Carmine Gallo, Five Stars

It's More Than a Science Lab

"STEM education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning which removes the traditional barriers separating the four disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and integrates them into meaningful experiences for students."

-Hoachlander and Yanofsky, Making STEM Real

Meet Mrs. Blindauer

Mrs. Marie Blindauer is new to Baker Place Elementary. This will be her 13th year as an educator and her fourth year as a STEAM teacher. She holds a masters degree and a specialist degree in curriculum and instruction and was endorsed as a STEAM educator by the state of Georgia. In her spare time Mrs. Blindauer enjoys coaching competitive robotics teams, writing music, coming up with creative projects and inventions, baking, and cheering at her children's sporting events.

She is married to Jason Blindauer, who is currently stationed in Kuwait, and has two really awesome boys ages 10 and 13. She also has a sweet dog, a guinea pig, a lizard, and 2 pet chickens.

This year Mrs. Blindauer is looking forward to teaching robotic programming, Scratch coding, creative thinking and problem solving, Bloxels video game building, and hydroponic and outdoor gardening.

She will be coaching several competitive STEAM teams and is looking forward to an incredible year at Baker Place Elementary.


Mrs. Blindauer is located on the 5th grade hall in room 702.