Full STEAM Ahead
What is STEAM?
Sycamore Community Schools is proud to offer stimulating and innovative educational opportunities for all students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). Our goal is to prepare our students for future careers in these growing fields.
STEAM skills are vital for success in the 21-century. Research shows these skills are transferable and needed in every job sector.
Through our STEAM offerings and activities, our students learn to become problem solvers, innovators, inventors, and critical thinkers. They also learn the importance of collaboration, cooperation, and communication through project-based learning. The inquiry-based, hands-on curriculum closely aligns with what students will experience in college and the workforce.
STEM vs. STEAM
By incorporating the arts into STEM programming we are helping spark students' imagination and innovation through creative thinking and design skills. STEAM uses design methods to approach STEM subjects creatively and make them real-world-relevant to all students, not just those who are interested in careers in science and math.