Here’s a word problem for you: The Lexington School has 12 grades starting with two-year-olds, 611 students in all. They attend school for 9 months a year. How often do the 611 students experience a STEM education?
Answer: EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Evidence: Observation. An excel spreadsheet data collection is underway, but for now, let’s take a STEM walkabout, just a day in the life of some TLS students, and see their experiences in action. Remember to bring all of your senses.
The video shows some of the stories, but not all. It is a glimpse, a representation of the larger truth: every grade at The Lexington School integrates STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) in some way every day, and not exclusive to the most obvious academic courses.
Creative thinking and problem-solving are integral to the mission of The Lexington School as teachers work to instill in their young students a sense of wonder and understanding. The mission is to provide daily, cumulative opportunities for all students to engage in exploring, thinking, creating, solving, and understanding. The goal is to develop young minds to leave with the skills for adapting to new technologies, finding solutions to problems, and craving deep learning and achievement.
STEM is a VERB at The Lexington School, in ACTION every day.
Curious for more information about STEM education?
Edutopia Infographic: The Value of a STEM Education
The U.S. Department of Education