Transforming Reality – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education at Collegiate American School
Here at Collegiate American School we are transforming reality for our students, both literally and figuratively. We are challenging them in new ways, expanding their understandings of the world around them, and now actually changing the world around them.
We have a state-of-the-art STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Lab where students in grades 3 through 10 extend their critical thinking, higher order reasoning, teamwork, investigative skills, and creativity that they then apply across the curriculum and throughout their lives. Real-world issues focus on social, economic, and environmental problems that are relevant in their daily lives, applying the engineering design process and developing solutions.
During their STEM lessons, Collegiate American School (CAS) students are immersed in hands-on inquiry and open-ended explorations that require teamwork and the opportunity to apply rigorous math and science content to investigate rich possibilities for creative solutions in ways they hadn’t known themselves capable of.
In our ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Labs, CAS students not only interact with their environment, they actual transform their reality, exploring it in ways never possible before. Through augmented, virtual, and mixed realities understandings are expanded from perspectives once only seen in science fiction. Students begin with an idea and then develop it using leading software and programming languages. Using Mixed Reality, they interact with it, improve it, manipulate it, and then finally bring it to actuality with a 3D printer.
Our students are at the forefront of new technologies that are not just preparing them for a 21st century career, they are laying the groundwork for a 22nd century society.