STEAM Classes & Opportunities

  • Design for Entertainment Class

    For students in grades: 10-12 (9th grade upon special request consideration)
    This class focuses on building understanding of entertainment industry production demands and methods. This includes designing characters, environments and props that go into entertainment media.

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    Tech Class Creativity and Innovation

    For students in grades: 9-12
    This class focuses on developing fundamental maker and design skills as students are challenged with “real world” engineering problems. Students will work together both independently and collaboratively in a series of themed technological units to design, build and demonstrate solutions to problems using technology available in the Innovation Center.


  • STEAM8

    For students in grades: 8
    A single course that integrates three disciplines: social studies, English language Arts, and technology. This team-taught course allows students to delve deeply into a time period of history, read primary sources and complete hands-on projects related to their learning.


  • Robotics Robotics

    For students in grades: 9-12
    Students will be challenged to develop and produce solutions to problems posed in the robotics industry. They will be educated in the basic subsystems of a robotic system, taught to program using a C++ based coding language, and explore how robotics is changing the professional world as we know it. Students will also be required to compete in the VEX Robotics Competition in the early winter to test their design and building skills.


  • JAG Design

    For students in grades: 9-12
    JAG Design is an elective class where students design and produce products, such as apparel, stickers and banners for school clubs and groups.


  • Independent Projects

    High school students can guide their own learning in an independent project of their choosing. Recent projects have included:

    • Python computer programming - Code This Game, Earsketch
    • Dobots - small industrial robots programming and setup
    • MicroArduino mini projects
    • Arduino projects
    • Processing .js    http://processingjs.org

  • STEAM in the Library STEAM in the Library

    For students in grades: K-4
    STEAM in the Library is a monthly program that brings students to the library and uses literacy to introduce STEAM-based activities. 

     


  • After School Program

    Students in grades PK-5 take part in Genesee Valley’s after school program which includes hands-on STEAM-related activities once each week.