STEM and STREAM Program

STEM and STREAM Program

STB DREAM DEN (STEM)

Chromebooks in Classroom
Our children are growing up in a world filled with technology. In order to help them be successful, we must embrace this phenomenon at home and in the classroom. Instructors must not only teach about technology, they must utilize it to engage students to reach their fullest learning potential. The benefits of technology incude ehanced problem solving and critical thinking skills, greater ability to explore difficult subject material, as well as igniting curiosity about topics that were previously inaccessible. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Technology at St. Barnabas School is a key component of the educational experience.  In our "Dream Den" setting our STEM instructor Laura Walters explains the need for technology does not end with the students. "We as teachers need technology to creaet new and innovative lessons, improve the secrity of students, track or students progress, commmunicate with our parents, facilitate online testign and provide our teachers with the latest sofware and training, just to name a few things." At St. Barnabas School, we strive to integrate these subjects into everything we do. Project-based learning is often used to achieve this goal. Our robust science program and state-of-the art science lab enable students across the grades to learn in a hands-on environment. Highlights of this program for older students include science competitions, programing and robotics which focuses on engineering.  Engineering and other careers of today and tomorrow are explored through our Jr. High career elective courses. Our math program is exceptionally strong, featuring specialized math instructors grades 4-8. Three levels of math are offered for students in grades 7-8, allowing the highest performing students to complete and possibly earn credit for high school Algebra 1 in the 8th grade.
 
Visit our 1:1 Chromebook page to learn about how technology is incorporated into lessons and more.   
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