STAR Behavior in the STEAM Lab

In this padlet we will be brainstorming expected STAR behavior in the STEAM Lab.

What behaviors do you think should be expected in the STEAM Lab?

Discuss with you group and add 1 suggestion for each STAR category.

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The Three Little Pigs

In 1st grade Reading students read different versions the folktale, The Three Little Pigs. In the STEAM Lab with Miss Conroy, students at Economy and State Street created houses for the 3 Little pigs out of drinking straws, craft sticks and Legos and cubes. Students worked as a team and followed the Engineering and Design process.  They documented their progress in their Engineering & Design Notebooks.  Students read a Reader’s Theater script of The Three Little Pigs to help build their  reading fluency and acted out the play through a puppet show.  Each class filmed 2 videos on an iPad using green screen technology.  Below you will find their final products.  We hope you enjoy them!

Ms. Bennis’s Class

https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5874026f2a1e2

https://safeshare.tv/x/ss587401e8c4787

Mrs. Clinger’s Class

https://safeshare.tv/x/_pLuLE7k1Og

https://safeshare.tv/x/ss587401849d6ad

Mrs.  Kovach’s Class

https://safeshare.tv/x/ss587402b16af6b

https://safeshare.tv/x/KPrFkzTMSQQ

Mrs. Malinch’s Class

https://safeshare.tv/x/ss587402f42c205

https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5874023f42983

What is STEAM?

STEAM

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.  In the STEAM lab, students will  connect their learning from all subject areas through cross-curricular projects.  Our projects will be aligned to the PA Core Standards and will draw on inspiration from our McGraw-Hill Reading and Math series so that students will connect not only what  they are learning in Science in Math but also in Reading and Language Arts. We will strive to make real-world connections and provide authentic learning experiences for students.

In the STEAM lab we will emphasis a Growth Mindset, and promote positive Habits of Mind. The STEAM lab will be a place where students are encouraged to make mistakes so they can learn and grow.  We want to establish a classroom environment that gives students the freedom from fear of failure.

Here is a video that explains Growth Mindset:

Watch this video to learn about the 16 Habits of Mind:

In the STEAM Lab students will utilize problem-solving and higher order thinking skills.  We will also promote the 4C’s of 21st Century Learning:  Collaboration, Creativity, Communication and Critical Thinking

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Watch this video to learn more about the 4 C’s: