What is Steam?
And why is it important?
The world needs a generation of scientists, engineers, inventors and entrepreneurs who are ready to solve humanity’s biggest challenges.
STEAM is an interdisciplinary education model, exploring science, technology, entrepreneurship (engineering is more commonly used), art and maths, encouraging students to develop their creativity, problem solving and critical thinking skills in a real world context.
STEAM education removes limitations, encouraging independent learning and inspires wonder, critique, enquiry, and innovation. All of which are a perfect foundation for preparing young people for ‘future jobs’ – 65% of which the World Economic Forum predicts – haven’t even been invented yet.
The Steam School platform combines STEAM powered project based learning with weekly broadcasts from global STEAM experts.
Key features include:
Steam School hosts 6 missions every academic year exploring some of the world’s most pressing issues, showcasing #STEAM4good projects, futuristic technology and young inspirational role models. Each mission takes place over a 5 /6 week period.
WEEKLY LIVE BROADCASTS
During each mission, we host a weekly live broadcast with a global STEAM expert sharing a behind the scenes look at their projects, challenges, successes and career journeys. Students can watch LIVE or on demand.
STUDENT CENTRED PLATFORM
The Steam School platform equips learners with a personal login, enabling them to access the programme independently and capture their learning.
Steam powered challenges
Students can journey through each mission by completing STEAM powered challenges as scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, artists, digital makers and campaigners.
Teachers have access to a dashboard to monitor student engagement and celebrate student achievement.