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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 with video project at STEAM Showcase      Student with STEAM project at showcase
Hillcrest students participate in Sonoma County Office of Education STEAM Showcase .  In 2018, five Hillcrest students received Distinguished recognition in all categories for their projects!

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
STEAM slideshow