Family STEAM Night coming to Hatfield and Burris Elementary Schools

MITCHELL – The continuous rise of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) learning offers students the opportunity to learn at different capacities, and for Elementary students in the Mitchell School Corporation, there is also the opportunity to show what they have accomplished.

According to the Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM, STEAM Education is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.

Students at both Hatfield and Burris Elementary schools have been working hard this school year and will now have the opportunity to show their families what they have learned as well teach them how to accomplish specific tasks, and according to STEAM Teacher Whit Reed.

Mrs. Whit Reed

“There will be several stations set up in the STEAM lab where the students get to teach their families how to code and use the robots we have been learning about this year,” said Reed. “The stations will be Ozobots, Cubetto, Cubelets, Scratch coding, and The kids are very excited to be the “teachers” and their families by the students.

Hatfield Elementary will host their event tonight from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. to show their families how to code and use the robots each student has worked on through the year. Then, Burris Elementary will host a similar event on Tuesday, May 10th at 5:00 p.m. to show off what they have learned to 3-D design with TinkerCAD to 3-D print, Canva to graphic design, MakeyMakeys, micro:bits and more.

This will be a great event for families to learn together on what makes STEAM learning so great.