What is STEAM?
With an award-winning tradition of arts education at New Hartford Central Schools, it is only appropriate to integrate the arts into an interdisciplinary approach to instruction.
The STEAM initiative at New Hartford strives to ensure three essential educational elements:
- To promote total engagement and motivation through relevant projects and problems that provide challenges and have many solutions.
- To provide an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum and instruction that encourages creative thinking and problem-solving.
- To inspire students to embrace growth mindsets and divergent thinking opportunities.
(Photo above: Art teacher Mr. Roy Stewart leads Perry Junior High art students on a Google Expedition of Van Gogh Art Gallery).