STEAM at Simpson

Simpson Foundation is very excited to support our school’s efforts to attain STEAM certification! Please read below for more information about STEAM education and how you can help.

STEAM Certification FAQs

What is STEAM education?

STEAM education is a problem-based, real-world activity, interdisciplinary and applied approach to teaching and learning with an emphasis on critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication. Subject areas are no longer taught in isolation but are instead integrated and provide inquiry-driven, hands-on learning experiences for students.

Why is STEAM education important?

STEAM education increases students’ engagement and abilities to reason, solve complex, real-world problems and work collaboratively while using the rigor of science, technology, engineering, arts and math. STEAM education better prepares students for higher education, and expands their career opportunities in the future work force.

Is STEAM just part of Technology classes at Simpson?

No, all students at Simpson will benefit from integrated STEAM education. The student-centered, hands-on STEAM instruction increases success for students of all learning styles and abilities.

How is our school preparing for STEAM certification?

We have a STEAM committee already in place, and teachers have attended and will continue to attend STEAM workshops and conferences. In addition, teachers are working on integrating lessons across subject areas. We’ll be adding technology collaborative spaces or Think Tanks and implementing Learning Commons. We will also have a Science Olympiad team this school year. We have met with county supervisors to discuss our certification course, and our Foundation is ready to support us.

STEAM Career Form

YOU CAN HELP! We need your time and talents to make this happen. In fact, one of the STEAM certification requirements is an increased and active partnership with the community (parents, businesses, schools). Please fill out the form below and join us at the STEAM Community Initiative meeting on August 15, 2017 at 5 pm to find out more about our STEAM efforts. Thank you for helping us implement STEAM education for our children.