Presentation on theme: "Brookwood High School STEAM Program Information for Rising Juniors (Class of 2017) and Parents March 09, 2015 1."— Presentation transcript:
Brookwood High School STEAM Program Information for Rising Juniors (Class of 2017) and Parents March 09, 2015 1
What is STEAM? It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, but it is so much more than that. A focus on the areas of STEM plus Fine Arts (musical arts, theatre arts, visual arts) Integration of multiple disciplines (science, math, fine arts, and others) A focus on hands-on, real-world experiences, problem solving, application, exploration, and innovation Prepares well-rounded students for college and the workforce and provides unique educational opportunities 2
Students who are interested in these types of subjects: Students with these characteristics: Science Math Engineering Designing, Creating, & Refining Computer Science Technology Biotechnology Robotics Music Technology Health Science/Medical o Highly motivated o STEAM-minded o Participate in Fine Arts o Well-rounded o Thinkers o Creators o Like to apply what they are learning to real life o Problem solvers o Would like to major in a STEAM discipline in college o Want to explore a STEM topic in more depth Who might be interested in the STEAM program? 3
STEAM Program – 2 Options 4 AP Track (Advanced Placement) CTE Track (Career & Technical Ed)
Brookwood High School STEAM AP Track Overview 1. Math, Science, and CTE Coursework 2. Fine Arts Coursework 3. STEAM Extracurricular Clubs and/or Activities 4. Field Study Experience & Capstone Project At least 3 AP or beyond credits in Science, Math, and CTE OR any 2 AP or beyond plus an advanced STEM elective credit Any point in high school At least one Fine Arts credit Any point in high school At least one BHS- sponsored STEM extracurricular At least one Fine Arts extracurricular Any point in high school At least one Field Study Experience (ex: internship, research) Capstone Project that highlights the FS and STEAM Experience During 11th and/or 12th grade or summer *A list of approved options for 1, 2, and 3 will be provided. 4 must be preapproved by the STEAM Advisor and/or Administrator. 5
Brookwood High School STEAM CTE Track Overview 1. Math, Science, and CTE Coursework 2. Fine Arts Coursework 3. STEAM Extracurricular Clubs and/or Activities 4. Field Study Experience & Capstone Project CTE Pathway Completion OR Advanced STEM Coursework, including CTE Course(s) Any point in high school At least one Fine Arts credit Any point in high school At least one BHS- sponsored STEM extracurricular At least one Fine Arts extracurricular Any point in high school At least one Field Study Experience (ex: internship, research, or work based learning) Capstone Project During 11th and/or 12th grade or summer *A list of approved options for 1, 2, and 3 will be provided. 4 must be preapproved by the STEAM Advisor and/or Administrator. 6
Field Trips Guest Speakers 7 STEAM Activities From 2016 Cohort
“What’s in it for me if I participate?” Benefits While in High School Capitalize on the courses you will take anyway Dive into a subject/job field that interests you through Field Study Tangible rewards (STEAM bling) Great experience for college and scholarship apps (stand out from others) Work closely with STEAM advisors and mentors Benefits at Graduation College and workforce readiness Connections you make in your Field Study experience Ability to bring everything you’ve learned together in a capstone project Skills: Critical Thinking Collaboration Communication Creativity Info, Media, Tech. Life & Career 8
“What are some possible tangible rewards?” 9 Seal for diploma *Pending administrative approval Medal or cord at graduation and STEAM status in Graduation Program Group or composite photo or name on plaque at school STEAM Celebration Night Certificate and Program
“What are the non-tangible benefits?” 10 Relational Two-year cohort of students beginning in their 11 th grade year Specialized meetings with STEAM advisor Field Study supervisor/ mentor Opportunity- Based WorkshopsSpeakersField Trips Experiential Field Study Internship or Research Competitions Extracurricular STEAM activities
AP Track Criteria 11 Math, Science, and CTE Courses Choose at least THREE of the following AP or beyond Math, Science, and/or CTE courses: Choose at Least 3: AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Statistics Georgia Tech Calculus (post-AP) Multivariable Calculus (post-AP) Differential Equations (post-AP) Number Theory (post-AP) AP Physics 1 (formerly AP Phys B) AP Physics 2 AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics C AP Environmental Science AP Computer Science
AP Track Criteria 12 Math, Science, and CTE Courses OR Choose any TWO courses from Column 1 and any ONE course from Column 2 Column 1 (Choose two): Column 2 (Choose 1): AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Statistics Georgia Tech Calculus (post-AP) Multivariable Calculus (post-AP) Differential Equations (post-AP) Number Theory (post-AP) AP Physics 1 (formerly AP Phys B) AP Physics 2 AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics C AP Environmental Science AP Computer Science Energy and Power Technology Biotechnology 3D Modeling & Analysis Architecture Web Design Advanced Video Broadcasting Intermediate or Advanced Programming Robotics Science Research Internship Computer Science Principles Programming, Apps, & Society Accounting
CTE Track Criteria 13 Math, Science, and CTE Courses Two options for completion: Option 1 Completion of a CTE Pathway (3 courses each) Option 2 Advanced STEM classes (1 of each: Science, Math, & CTE) Programming Engineering, Drafting, & Design Programming Electronics Collision Repair Cosmetology Culinary Arts HVACR Graphic Design Interior Design Welding Successful Completion of Physics and a 4 th science Successful completion of Jr & Sr math credits Completion of an advanced, non-intro CTE Course such as Energy and Power Technology Biotechnology 3D Modeling & Analysis Architecture Web Design Advanced Video Broadcasting Intermediate or Advanced Programming Robotics Science Research Internship Computer Science Principles Programming, Apps, & Society Accounting
AP & CTE Tracks Criteria 14 Fine Arts Course Choose one full Fine Arts credit from the following options (choose from one column): At least ONE of the following yearlong Visual Arts courses: At least TWO of the following semester-long Visual Arts courses: At least ONE of the following yearlong Performing Arts courses: AP Art History AP Studio Art Drawing & Painting (yearlong) 2-D Design (Visual Art Comp I) 3-D Design (Visual Art Comp II) Sculpture Jewelry & Metal Crafts Advanced Digital & Media Design Drawing & Painting (semester-long) Photography I Photography III Computer Art Printmaking Pottery Graphics I Crafts Any Theatre/ Drama course Any Dance course Any Chorus course Any Orchestra course Any Band course Any Music Tech course AP Music Theory (if offered) Jazz Combo
AP & CTE Tracks Criteria 15 STEAM Extracurricular Activity At least 2 of the following extracurricular STEAM clubs or activities are required at any point in the high school career: At least ONE of the following Brookwood- sponsored extracurricular STEM clubs: STEM-based honor society Competition-based STEM club Other STEM club At least ONE of the following Fine Arts extracurricular activities: Drama Club Jazz Band Dance Club Art Club Marching Band One of several Fine Arts Honor Societies At least ONE of the following independent activities: STEM-based competition sponsored by a Brookwood STEM teacher OR ANDAND
AP & CTE Tracks Criteria 16 Field Study At least 1 of the following internship or research experiences with a supplementary capstone project is required during the 11 th and/or 12 th grade: At least ONE of the following Internship Experiences in a STEM field: Work-Based Learning course QUEST Gifted Internship Examining the Teaching Profession/ Careers in Education course Science Research Internship course Summer or school-year STEAM camp or immersion experience (CTE Track only): Some internships required for Maxwell and Grayson Tech’s CTE Pathway Completion may qualify At least ONE of the following Research Experiences studying a STEM topic: Gifted Directed Study Independent Research Project (CTE Track Only): Some research projects required for Maxwell and Grayson Tech’s CTE Pathway Completion may qualify Field Study Experience must be preapproved by your STEAM Advisor. OR *Students do NOT have to use a class period in order to complete the Field Study.
Field Study Requirements 17 Placement, research, and/or study topic must be preapproved by your STEAM Advisor or the STEAM Administrator. Culminating capstone project (i.e., portfolio and presentation of experiences and learning) is required. For Internship Experience Options: Students must be engaged in meaningful, real-world experiences in the field of study. For Research Experience Options: The research or study must focus on a topic that is above and beyond the AKS covered in a course offered at Brookwood.
Internship Placements/ Research Ideas 18 Completing FS Independently ( not as part of an existing course ): 1. FS Proposal preparation and student- initiated contact (for internships) or Research Plan preparation 2. Verification by advisor -If needed Advisor assistance with placement/ research idea 3. Completion of Capstone requirements Using an Existing Course to also meet FS Requirement: 1. Course teacher will handle placement and all requirements for course credit 2. Advisor will preapprove placement, time commitment, and role/project to allow it to count as your STEAM FS 3. Completion of Capstone requirements simultaneously Field Study experiences are individualized opportunities based on student interest.
Capstone Project 19 Portfolio Completed over the course of junior and senior year with Advisor assistance Primarily designed to be completed simultaneously with the Field Study Due at the end of the senior year Displays STEAM experiences and reflections Presentation Student-prepared display at STEAM Celebration Night Field Study Symposium Students will be available to answer questions about their display at the Symposium Shows, at-a-glance, the Field Study and STEAM experience Includes components from Portfolio
Capstone Project 20 Portfolio Artifacts will be compiled during junior and senior years. Students will be guided and assisted by Advisor. Completion timelines/ deadlines can be modified based on FS timing and student needs Artifact examples: Proposal/ plan for FS Field Study mentor/ supervisor interview Photo journal from FS Time sheets/ activity log from FS Reflection
Capstone Project 21 Presentation Part of the Field Study Symposium and STEAM Celebration Night Students will prepare displays reflective of their internship experience or research process/ findings at the Symposium (modeled after science research conferences) Students will be available to answer questions to parents, business partners, other STEAM students, and STEAM Advisory Council
What’s the Timeline? Senior Year Complete Field Study before or during this year Work on Capstone with Advisor help Workshops, Speakers, Field Trips Junior Year Specialized sessions with STEAM Advisors Workshops, Speakers, Field Trips Plan your Field Study and begin working on Capstone Application and Admission Process Applications on STEAM webpage Due Wednesday, March 25More info by end of year End of Senior Year Finalize Capstone including presentation Complete the STEAM Program Pathway Participate in STEAM Celebration Night 24
More Information Visit the STEAM Website www.brookwoodhighschool.net > Academics > STEAM Links to this PowerPoint, criteria chart, and application Contact STEAM Advisor or Administrator Mr. Beall - Room A101, firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Washburn -Room C10, email@example.com Dr. Hamman- Room A200B, firstname.lastname@example.org, 770-736-3150 25