Steam Lab Launches in the Lower School
The Master's Academy is excited to launch a new STEAM lab in the Lower School for the 2016-17 school year.
The lab, taught by Mr. Nick Turco, will provide TMA's Lower School students with the appropriate space and guidance to explore our world through the eyes of science, technology, engineering, art and math.
"In my time at TMA I have seen students come to life in the classroom when hands on projects, autonomy and technology are introduced," Turco said. "It has just opened my eyes to what the classroom can be and so we are excited to further that innovation with our students."
The classroom will have 25 iPads, 3 Apple TV's, 2 3-D printers, as well as multiple collaborative work spaces and much more.
Students will attend STEAM Lab twice a week for 35-40 minutes. The curriculum will be based on the 4 C's of 21st Century Skills - Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Communication.
"Because we are in a Christian school environment, our students have the opportunity to make really cool things here and then take them out into the world and use them to honor others," Turco said. "It's not just to prepare them to be successful students, that's what the traditional classroom does, this is to prepare them to go out into the world and be the hands and feet of Jesus."