Steam & Innovation

  • Cardboard City

    cardboard city

    This month's challenge will be a collaborative one! All grades will come together to create a cardboard city. Students can create houses,

    stores, streets, favorite places in their community, or even places they WISH for! Whether it is with a class or independently during a study

     hall, I am sure this project will grow quickly into an amazing display! 

    This challenge will run through March and will be on display during the GV STEAM Showcase on March 10th from 5:00-7:30!


  • What is STEAM?STEAM 8

    STEAM is a process of engaging learners in project-based experiences across multiple disciplines with an emphasis on creativity and real-life application.

    STEAM Learners

    • Solve real-world problems
    • Construct
    • Design
    • Present to real audiences
    • Develop soft skills
    • Direct their own learning

    “There’s a need in society for people to be able to learn on their own. We want to help students learn how to learn on their own without a recipe or cookie-cutter directions. We want them to design their own recipe for learning.” (Chris Gyr, Retired Founding Director of STEAM Learning & Innovation)

    STEAM Goals

    The district will promote the innovation of practice and new partnerships to enhance the PK-12 STEAM initiative at Genesee Valley CSD. This shall include the following:

    • Improved integration of the Genesee Valley Innovation Center into
    • The emphasis of Project-Based Instruction
    • The integration of cross-curricular, interdisciplinary activities that
      incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and
    • The continued promotion of rigorous college credit bearing electives, CLEP and Advanced Placement courses.

    The district will research and develop an evening or weekend Adult Education Program that offers the community opportunities to use the resources within the Genesee Valley Innovation Center.

    STEAM Contact

    To receive training or assistance with any technology integration or STEAM activity, please contact:

    Lindsay Simpson
    STEAM & Instructional Technology Specialist
    ext. 1159

    Click here to schedule a time that best fits your schedule.

    To view and/our sign out STEAM Supplies available to GV Teachers and classrooms, click here