As part of Pioneer Academy’s efforts to stay up to date with the most current educational research and ensure the highest quality of education, our school has embraced the STEAM Movement.
The framework of the STEAM Movement (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) emerged from a growing concern that students were not being effectively or efficiently prepared to successfully meet the expectations of high-tech jobs of the future. Although many organizations rely on a STEM framework, Pioneer determined that the need to include the Arts was critical because concepts in Science, Technology, and Engineering, while based in elements of Math, are interpreted through the Arts.
At Pioneer, we believe that the most critical aspect of education and future employment, regardless of technology level, is the ability to read and write. Thus, Pioneer has made it a priority to recognize English Language Arts as a cornerstone component of core standards and content areas. Efficient reading with comprehension skills and effective writing skills are paramount to success in new and existing high-tech jobs and as such we have built curricula that affords each student the opportunity to read and write everyday under the guidance of certified and highly qualified ELA instructors. In addition, all teachers at Pioneer, no matter the subject area, are instructed to hold reading at the forefront of their minds and approach their duties with the idea that everyone is a teacher of reading and writing. As educators, they understand the critical importance of putting our fundamental means of communication first.
The following are examples of how Pioneer Academy implements STEAM Education: