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Middle School Curriculum

  • Computer Science
STEAM by Design

STEAM by Design is unlike any class you have taken before. It is not a class — but a student-directed learning opportunity around the topics of Science, Technology, Electronics, Arts and Math. Students should be interested in coding, design, electronics, engineering or robotics. Students are expected to deliver the required projects while risking and embracing failure. The guiding mantra of all STEAM by Design courses is expressed best by Kevin Brookhouser: “Failure is an Option, Failure to Deliver is Not.”

Students will learn how to direct their learning as they work on becoming knowledgeable and proficient in Coding, Augmented Reality, 3D printing, Design, Physical Computing, Drones, and Robotics. Students will complete Sustainable Development Goals-themed projects. 

A reflective learning portfolio with artifacts will be completed for each unit/project. Students must document their learning, reflect on their progress, communicate ideas to others to gather feedback, and reflect on their overall learning process.

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