My Quest To Teach

February 19, 2013

STEAM Family Night at ARE

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The STEAM Team from Andrew Robinson

The STEAM Team from Andrew Robinson

STEAM Family Night at ARE

Andrew Robinson Elementary invited Pre-K to
Fifth grade students and their families to a
STEAM Night, filled with Scientific exploration,
Technology integration, Engineering robotics,
Arts appreciation and Mathematics understanding.

STEAM is the integration of each element in a
diverse educational curriculum to prepare students
for their journeys into middle and high school.
Creating an academic foundation for future careers
that have not even been created yet for these future
leaders in STEAM.

Andrew Robinson students will be future leaders in
diverse careers that will change the world. Andrew
Robinson also has the honor of being a National
Elementary Honor Society member the only school
in DCPS to have this honor. The STEAM evening was
full of fun and exploration of the wonders of Science,
Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics
with families, friends, and the surrounding
community in attendance.

Vendors were invited to show a variety of math
activities, science explorations, Legos, art activities
by Cathedral Arts and games/prizes for all grades!
University of North Florida stunned students and
parents with displays of robotic designs and their
unique educational programs. MOSH museum
provided a portable Planetarium to teach students
about Astronomy. Other vendors showcased
online learning modules for reading comprehension,
mathematics reinforcement and literacy applied
to writing.
The Cummer Museum, Scholastic, Marine Land
and the Jacksonville Public Library shared engaging
educational resources.

A spaghetti dinner was provided by Sister2Sister
Catering of Jacksonville that fed over 200 in attendance.
Family and community accord was displayed as faculty,
administration and staff were involved in games, projects
and academic challenges that created an atmosphere of
learning and exploration that brought cheers and
excitement from children to adults.

Attended by district administrative personnel,
local media, community stakeholders and those
looking for information about the dynamic resources
that Magnet Schools provide, parents were deciding
about the educational fit for their children for the fall
school term. Andrew Robinson has shown from its earlier
Engineering Night to its STEAM Night that the instruction
of science, advanced use of technology, immersion of
engineering skills, alignment of art education, and the
critical need to understand mathematics provides students
at ARE the tools necessary to succeed and have a
strong foundation to excel in middle and high school.
Inclusive to the educational opportunities are resources
in Physical Education, Music and Computer technology.

The STEAM team of Andrew Robinson Elem. consists of:
William Jackson-Engineering, Tommie Mercer – Science Coach
Regina Thomas– Math Coach and Anthony Sznakowski – Art

Resources:
Sister2Sister Catering
http://sister2sistercatering.wordpress.com

Andrew Robinson Elementary Art Blog
http://artforare.wordpress.com/

Andrew Robinson Elementary Engineering Blog
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/are-engineering/

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