STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math)
In FCPS, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts Integration, and Math) is a student-centered, project-based interdisciplinary instructional model that integrates STEAM content areas. STEAM is based on student-driven inquiry and problem solving to facilitate innovation through 21st-century skills; collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.
STEAM is based on rigorous project-based inquiry, interdisciplinary learning, and research and field-based experiences that prepare our students in a growing industrial and highly technological society. STEAM fosters school-based cross-curricular collaboration and facilitates relationships with higher-level education institutions, the public, and private sectors, professionals, and parents providing authentic hands-on experiences.
Clearview STEAM Mission:
Clearview’s STEAM program will prepare students for the next generation of innovation by inspiring students to discover a passion for creative problem solving through the acquisition of 21st-century skills. By engaging students in interdisciplinary projects, we develop students’ capacity for inquiry, collaboration, communication, creativity, critical reasoning, and problem-solving.
During STEAM instruction, students will:
- engage in and explore the interconnectedness of the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics;
- show an appreciation for the skills and imagination needed to design, create, and utilize advanced technologies;
- demonstrate critical thinking, curiosity, adaptability, and initiative in order to be both contributors to and influential in a technological society;
- develop as problem solvers, collaborators, leaders, communicators, and innovators.