The implementation of our STEAM program allows students the opportunity to learn through real-life applications in the critical areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math. Students become engaged in hands-on projects where problem solving, collaboration, and the results of their efforts make the lessons more relevant than a textbook alone ever could. By creating real things that “matter,” STEAM, at its essence, is like the apprenticeship of a bygone era.
Our new STEAM facility will house innovative equipment in a free flowing workspace designed to encourage flexibility of thought and creative solutions applicable to today’s competitive marketplace. This active participation in society’s productivity helps students develop an entrepreneurial mindset and effectively prepares them to be leaders in the respective STEAM fields.
Our STEAM programming includes:
• Artists-in-Residence program
• Architectural Design class using Revit
• Video Game Design using Alice software
• Music Composition using Propellerhead Reason (version 4) and Pro Tools 9
• Engineering and Robotics Clubs
• Lego and Vex Robotics
• Music Festival Series (Country Western facilitated by Christopher Braun & New Orleans Jazz - Gary Brown, facilitated by Victor Napoli)
• TD Bank - Financial Literacy
• Common Threads - Teaching children how to cook wholesome, healthy meals through a professional led, curriculum-based program
• TEDxYouth@Miami - Globally live-streamed from the Adrienne Arsht Center– set again for next November
• Parent Mentorships - over 50 parents have participated so far. Some examples are:
➢ Dr. Pat Caralis – Medical Focus
➢ Schuchts family - Design Thinking
➢ Andrea Brody- Sports Broadcasting
➢ Marty Schultz- Mobile App Design
➢ Melissa Hege- City Planning
➢ Marta Lavandier - Associated Press-Herald, Fairchild magazine published by the 6th grade for the Fairchild Challenge
For additional information on Cushman’s Innovative Programming with Parent Mentors, click here.