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STEAM Science, Technology, Arts, Math. New in 6th Grade!

What is STEAM?

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. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!


- Susan Riley

    Arts Integration Specialist, Leading STEAM author


Students sharing film project  Student sharing STEAM project
(Hillcrest 8th grade students sharing projects at the Sonoma County STEAM Showcase)


STEAM Model Basics

  • Instructional pilot for 6th grade in 2018-19
  • Weekly hands-on activities that integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics
  • Integrated learning with one teacher specializing in English and History; and one teacher specializing in Math, Science, and STEAM

For more detailed information about the model, please review the STEAM Proposal approved by the GUSD Board in January 2018