As we work to prepare students for the 21st century, it’s critical that our students understand that the world is rapidly changing and to be ready we must learn differently. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process.
South Fulton Parents for Education is dedicated to increasing the opportunities that our children have access to quality S.T.E.A.M activities both inside (and outside) of Fulton County. From competitions to workshops, to job-embedded internships, we are focused on making S.T.E.A.M. a viable part of home and school.
We are currently working to do the following work:
Competitions: Starting in Fall 2019, we are starting to work with schools to help coordinate, support, and find competitions for our children to not only learn what S.T.E.A.M is but how it fits in the larger context of the world. Our goal is to eventually curate a custom event for all of South Fulton schools to showcase the rockstars in our community.
Workshops: Our kids learn through doing and one great way for that is exposure! We are committed to offering monthly workshops that allow our kids to get their hands “dirty” with everything around the components S.T.E.A.M. We will partner with the community to make these events possible with the hopes that our kids will have productive options to help them learn while still having fun.
Internships: Starting in the Spring of 2020, we are committed to matching high school students with internships that support the tenets of S.T.E.A.M. Information will be available starting January 1, 2020.