Our Signature Program
Why bring STEM into this classroom? Because it creates problem solvers! STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. STEM skills allow students to identify problems and use a logical approach to find a solution. STEM is more than content; it’s a way of thinking and doing.
STEM:IT Elementary is a supplementary program that uses core curriculum topics to introduce how STEM skills are needed and used in every subject. Students are also given a challenge in each lesson to utilize their problem solving skills. Each lesson includes a step-by-step guide for the teacher, cross curricular ideas, and presentations that are fun and informative. Each topic contains the lesson presentation, a coding lesson presentation that ties in with the topic and a 3D lesson presentation. Standards are listed in the Teacher’s Guide for what is covered in the lesson. All lessons are user friendly and take no extra training to teach.
Pre-K 4 through fifth-grade game players become game creators with computer science immersion. The online program is integrated into all core classes at the campus. Students will code the water cycle in science class and bring poems and history lessons to life. In addition to improved test scores, the district notes increased student engagement. Returning students living within the attendance boundaries of Waterford Oaks Elementary are not required to reapply. New students can apply here for the 2020-21 school year.
How does this program help my child?
The program has increased student engagement. Students who have fun while learning are more successful.
What if my child attends a different elementary campus?
Students may apply to transfer to Waterford Oaks. Additional elementary schools may be added in the future.