STEAM Academy

Wed
30
Jan

Marble Falls discusses relocating STEAM Academy

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Marble Falls ISD STEAM Academy students demonstrated one of their projects to their parents and peers at a December open house. The district is looking at moving the academy campus from Spicewood Elementary to Marble Falls Middle School.

 

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

The Marble Falls Independent School District school board last week weighed the benefits and drawbacks of relocating the newly-founded STEAM Academy to Marble Falls Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year.

Fri
04
Jan

Marble Falls schools adds STEAM to the learning process

STEAM Academy students from Marble Falls ISD fuse science, technology, engineering, math and the arts to make learning fun and applicable to the real world.

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander
Marble Falls ISD has introduced STEAM Academy for the 2018/19 school year. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

The first program consists of approximately 75 6th-grade students, with the program coordinated out of Spicewood Elementary School. 

Each year school officials plan to add another grade of students until the program includes 8th grade students.  The goal of the STEAM Academy is "to offer integrated learning of the core academics through the lens of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math." 

Coordinators believe that learning should be engaging and cross-curricular while focusing on real-world learning opportunities. 

The daily schedule will offer combined academic classes, art, music theater, pe, technology, Project Lead the Way, as well as a specific PBL (problem based learning) class. 

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