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STEM Learning

STEM logo_Web site banner 1200x428_Web site banner 1200x428.jpgSTEM Learning in GPPSD provides students an opportunity to develop a passion in the areas of "Science, Technology, Engineering and Math." Students will investigate and explore innovative and creative solutions to real world problems. Connecting with experts, collaborating with community partners, and integrating Indigenous perspectives will enhance opportunities for students to engage with the world around them and prepare for future careers.

Elements of STEM Learning

  • Integrating STEM education across curriculums
  • Enhancing classroom experiences with field studies
  • Preparing students to be engaged and responsible members of the community
  • Integrating Indigenous perspectives
  • Connecting with experts
  • Collaborating with community partners
  • Providing exposure to and awareness of STEM oriented careers

A STEM student…

  • Shows an interest in science, the natural world, and how the world works
  • Will develop inquiry skills through student-directed exploration and investigation
  • Participates in a collaborative learning environment
  • Engages in problem solving and critical thinking
  • Makes practical connections between their studies and the real world

STEM Learning will be offered as a Program of Choice beginning in September 2022 for Kindergarten to Grade 8 students at:

  • Crystal Park School,
  • Derek Taylor Public School and
  • Hillside Community School.

STEM Learning will be integrated into classrooms during the regular school day.  The whole school will participate in activities, field experiences and projects throughout the year. Grade 7 and 8 students will also have opportunities to participate in STEM focused option courses. If your neighbourhood boundary school does not offer a Program of Choice, parents may apply to be enrolled full time at one of the designated Program of Choice schools, students can only be enrolled in one school in the Division. 

Transportation

Families enrolling in STEM Learning will be responsible for transportation. 

Program Fees

There are no Program of Choices fees for this new opportunity; however. there may be STEM option fees for grade seven and eight.

Registration

For current GPPSD students, on May 2, 2022, parents will receive an email directing them to the "2022 -2023 Are You Returning? form". On this form parents can indicate that they are interested in STEM Learning.

If you are new to GPPSD, complete the 2022-2023 New Student Registration form and indicate that you are interested in one of our Programs of Choice. Schools will then follow up with additional programming information.

If you are new to GPPSD for September 2022 and have already completed your 2022-2023 New Student Registration form, contact the school you registered with and let them know you need to update your form to indicate interest in STEM Learning.