Teachers are well-aware of the importance of integrating modern STEM skills and competencies into the curriculum, but they many barriers in doing so. A key barrier faced by many is a lack of confidence due to inaccessible resources and a lack of time for professional development.
At STEM Minds, we have always believed in the power of teachers. We love working with teachers to make STEM learning more accessible and to support both teachers and students in their learning journeys.
We launched our STEAM Hub Pilot Program with the York Region Catholic District School Board (YCDSB), between March and June of 2019.
STEAM Hub is our online learning platform for grades 3-12, where we offer courses that explore a variety of STEAM topics, including coding, game design, robotics, digital art & media, and more.
Our platform is designed by certified teachers and STEM experts and strives to inspire and empower students through hands-on, inclusive learning activities and lessons.
In this program, twenty-eight classrooms were provided with access to a STEAM Hub course of their choice at no cost. Over 700 students used the platform, both in and outside of the classroom, to learn about STEM and grow as confident and creative learners.
Through this project, we had the pleasure of working with 28 teachers and over 700 students as they explored the exciting world of STEM. This not only provided us with the opportunity to extend our impact in making STEM learning accessible, but it also allowed us to receive some valuable feedback from teachers and students on our platform.
Here’s what some of them had to say about the program:
Lamazing. Loved the experience!
Here’s what the students had to say: