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Half of our school day is spent immersed in STEAM and the Humanities. The STEAM block focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. The Humanities block focuses on English Language Arts and Social Studies.

Sample Overall Schedule

 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION:

Curriculum Integration


“Combining academic subjects produces deeper learning and a better understanding of the interrelationships between them...Integrated studies involves bringing together typically disconnected subjects so that students can arrive at more meaningful and authentic understanding.”
Edutopia

Renaissance STEAM &
Renaissance Humanities

Children recognize the magical nature of the world that surrounds us. Elementary school teachers should strive to preserve that wonder and develop it into a deeper appreciation and understanding. Our renaissance approach to educating children is holistic, placing value on both the sciences and the humanities.

"Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious."
Stephen Hawking

STEAM Integration

 

Combining Common Core Math and English Standards with Next Generation Science Standards
NGSS@NSTA

STEAM Integration

Combining Common Core Math and English Standards with Next Generation Science Standards
NGSS@NSTA

STEAM: Integrating Science

“I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician:  he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale.”
Marie Curie

STEAM: Integrating Science

“To make any future that we dreamt up real requires creative scientists, engineers, and technologists to make it happen...Once you have an innovation culture, even those who are not scientists or engineers - poets, actors, journalists - they, as communities, embrace the meaning of what it is to be scientifically literate."
Neal deGrasse Tyson

STEAM: Integrating Technology & Engineering

Technology and engineering provide solutions that fill the divide between knowing and doing.

STEAM: Integrating Art

Art is creative. Art is expressive. Art is thought and communication.

STEAM: Integrating Mathematics

Children can learn to love mathematics. After all, it is the basis of puzzles and games. Plus, the rhytm of math can be heard in music and seen in nature. Chinese language and culture also offer insight into mathematical thinking. Click the image for interesting resources.

STEAM: Integrating Mathematics

"When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books.  You will be reading meanings.”
W.E.B. Du Bois

Humanites: Integrating English Language Arts

The joy and power of language are first realized as a child, often when we enjoy our first stories and start creating our own.

"What is the use of a book,” thought Alice,"without pictures or conversations?”
Lewis Carroll

Humanities: Integrating Social Studies

"What can the humanities offer students in the 21st century? Merely the possibility of teaching them to pay attention, to contemplate, to appreciate beauty, to experience awe and wonder, to think with depth and sensitivity about life...The humanities teach us habits of critical thought and the historical perspective necessary for citizenship in a democracy."
Bill Smoot, Edutopia

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