STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education helps students become better problem solvers, thinkers, and members of diverse teams.

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LEARNING through exploration

STEAM education, with its emphasis on hands-on, project-based learning is a natural fit for Horizons. The arts and math have always been important elements of the Horizons curriculum, and we have steadily increased our investment in science, technology, and engineering since introducing a robotics program in 2008. Each summer session now ends with an exciting robotics competition involving all three sites.

Each of our sites features a designated maker space that provides a creative space for exploration and learning. Maker space activities have included cooking, building, bike repair, coding, and 3D printing. As students work on projects as a team, students learn to plan and organize, as well as to reflect on mistakes and make corrections and improvements.

BUILDING TOMORROW'S SKILLS TODAY

STEAM at Horizons is about more than teaching scientific and technological concepts. Equally important, it focuses on developing essential skills like collaboration, innovation, and perseverance that will prepare students for secondary and post-secondary schooling and 21st century careers.

 

WATCH THIS VIDEO TO SEE HOW HORIZONS IS INNOVATING THROUGH STEAM EDUCATION

 

STEAM skills ensure that today's students can compete in the ever-changing education landscape and global marketplace of tomorrow.