Play is the highest form of research. - Albert Einstein

Why Bring STEAM to YCSD?

  • Early exposure to engaging science, technology, engineering and math experiences that are integrated with the Arts will empower YCSD scholars to join the next generation of designers, engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians, scientists, researchers, creators, entrepreneurs, etc.

  • Girls, nonbinary students, and scholars of color need to experience and see limitless possibilities beyond traditional opportunities

  • Representation matters

  • The average payout of STEM jobs is 70% more than the national average

  • The demand for STEM trained employees is the fastest and highest paid career

Mission:

The mission of Y-STEAM is to provide community-oriented learning experiences, which are centered on a rigorous curriculum and authentic learning opportunities that inspire innovation, inquiry, critical thinking, and academic excellence. The integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics will foster and develop a lifelong passion for learning while preparing YCSD scholars for personal and professional success.

What is STEAM?

STEAM education empowers and immerses students and educators in inquiry, dialogue, problem-solving, and experiential learning that deepens understanding of all fields in their educational experience. Neuroscience shows that practices used effectively in STEAM education can improve cognitive performance (Chapman and Kirkland, 2013).

Middle School is such a delicate juncture for scholars. Interested scholars at Chaney and East can request to be assigned to a STEAM cohort. Space is limited. Teachers can collaborate with STEAM teachers so that every scholar has an opportunity to experience the STEAM approach.

Before STEAM @ Chaney Middle School

Before STEAM @ Chaney Middle School

Before STEAM @ Chaney Middle School

Before STEAM @ Chaney Middle School

After STEAM @ Chaney Middle School

After STEAM @ Chaney Middle School

After STEAM @ Chaney Middle School

After STEAM @ Chaney Middle School

This looks like fun things are going to be happening in this room. - Chaney Student

The pathway to STEAM is exciting:

  • STEAM is an integrated approach to learning which requires an intentional connection between standards, assessments, and lesson design/implementation

  • True STEAM experiences involve two or more standards from Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and the Arts to be taught AND assessed in and through each other

  • Inquiry, collaboration, and an emphasis on process-based learning are at the heart of the STEAM approach

  • Utilizing and leveraging the integrity of the arts themselves is essential to an authentic STEAM initiative

  • Scholars will ask/identify, imagine/research, design/plan, create/build, test/experiment, improve/revise and present

(Arts Integration 2021)

Before STEAM @ East Middle School

Before STEAM @ East Middle School

Before STEAM @ East Middle School

Before STEAM @ East Middle School

After STEAM @ East Middle School

After STEAM @ East Middle School

After STEAM @ East Middle School

After STEAM @ East Middle School

I hope we get to use this room! - East Student

Our Elementary school scholars are experiencing their specialized STEAM experiences during Weeks 6-9 in their Tech/STEAM special.

Creative scholars

Critical Thinkers

Positive Collaborators

Every elementary and middle school STEAM teacher has access to state-of-the-art, award winning equipment and curriculum.

Interactive panels

MyBots & Coding

3D Printers

Gen Sci & Enviro Lab Discs

VR Glasses & Drones are coming soon...

Our STEAM Teachers have 24/7 access to hands-on STEAM approach training.

STEAM teachers are committed to learning more about Y-STEAM.

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One teacher built a car that was faster than them all!

Teachers learned how to help their scholars build solar powered cars.

Off-site training helped teachers prep for teaching entrepreneurship and engineering lessons.

Y-STEAM Happenings

OPEN STEAM Day Video.mp4

Scholars are the best at explaining Y-STEAM.


Flying a drone can help reinforce a perspectives lesson in an English class.

OPEN REC Scholar COSI.MOV

This REC scholar understood COSI's assignment.

Hundreds of YCSD scholars were gifted STEM kits from COSI.

Positive Collaborators

Creative Scholars

Excellent Communicators

Hungry Scholars

STEAM Professionals are regular guests

If they see it, then they can achieve it.

YSU Brought the Mountain to Chaney MS

Chaney's future geologists or archeologists enjoyed analyzing their mineral kits courtesy of The Clarence R. Smith Mineral Museum.

Guest Speaker: Joyce Lee

I lead the Corporate Accounting team, including consolidations, treasury accounting, mergers & acquisitions, leases, management reserves, and relationships with our external auditors.

1) Nine out of thirty scholars have met someone who worked in a job like this speaker before today’s conversation.


2) Ten out of thirty scholars want to learn more about the speaker's career.



3) Fifteen out of thirty scholars felt more confident speaking to a career professional after today’s experience.




traits of a

Y-steam scholar