- February 1, 2022
Behind the scenes at UMS, our team of specialist teachers has been working collaboratively with our grade-specific teachers to incorporate hands-on, exciting and productive learning with connections to our curriculum. The end result is fun, collaborative, creative and analytical thinking skill development and design work which allows our students to research, try, learn, try again, while reflecting upon their learning process. These elements and connections of learning are essential in our teaching as we are preparing our students for 21st-century careers with technology, science, biology, science, math, design and artistic elements through interdisciplinary learning.
Classrooms have been buzzing with cross-curricular STEAM activities in Technology. We are inspiring inquiry and curiosity to empower our students to move towards creativity and exploration; thereby applying their problem-solving skills to real-world solutions.
Our Primary Grade 1-3 classes have touched on Social and Emotional Learning, Physics, Electricity, Circuitry, Ecology, Music, Art, Math and coding. They participated in projects including Friction Spiders, Statics Ghosts, Spectroscopes, Homemade Harmonicas, Paper Circuits, Seed Paper, Information Privacy and Responsibility of Online Behaviour, and Block-based Algorithmic Thinking.
Junior classes of Grade 4-5 students have touched on Social and Emotional Learning, Physics, Energy, Biodiversity, Math, Virtual Reality and coding. They participated in projects including Solar Ovens, Paper Catapult, Endangered Animal Biomes using CoSpaces, and they are being introduced to Text-based Coding.
Stay tuned for continued innovative STEAM learning throughout the second term.