STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) and PBL (Project-Based Learning) education is a way to solve problems in real-world contexts. This course will take students through the process of being scientists, mathematicians, engineers, artists, and technological entrepreneurs. Students will also learn and apply success skills, such as collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving, in order to be effective. These success skills are the glue in STEAM and PBL education. The design process is another key component of STEAM education. In addition to the integration of multidisciplinary standards and success skills, the students' voice and choice are key components of STEAM and PBL- they will shape their own learning experiences!

Welcome to Ms. Berry's STEAM Class!

S - Science

T - Technology

E - Engineering

A- Arts

M- Mathematics

Expectations and Goals

Be Respectful- Students are expected to treat the teacher, guests, and other students with respect at all times. Offensive language and hatefulness is not acceptable in this class.

Be Ready- Students are expected to be in their seats and prepared for class when the bell rings. Being prepared for class means having your pencil sharpened and ready.

Be Safe- Students are expected to pay attention to the teacher and their peers. Listen the first time directions are given. We will be working with various materials in class and it is important to know the directions the first time they are given.

Perseverance- You must try! If it doesn't work, you must try again! Accept this as part of the process. Be prepared to participate every day.

Required Materials-

Sharpened pencils, colored pencils, tape of any kind

Grading Policy-

You will be graded on your daily class participation, as well as various rubrics aligned to collaborating, collecting evidence, presentation skills, research, and reflection within each project.

90-100- A

80-89- B

70-79- C

60-69- D

0-59- F

Classroom Policies

Group Activities –

Students will be working in groups daily. Students are expected to be an active member of each group, participating every day. Each group activity will have an individual portion as well as a group portion.