Science Technology Engineering Art Math
As part of our focus on curricular integration, Yavneh incorporates STEAM as the backbone of a Yavneh education.
STEAM (the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) is an approach that is built on creating relevance to learning by focusing on the relationship between disciplines and can be evidenced across all subjects taught at Yavneh.
STEAM Skills are Complementary & Symbiotic
STEAM, while a relatively new term, is not a passing fad nor a teaching trend. It is at the crux of most innovation throughout history. Before the Mona Lisa and before the Last Supper, Leonardo Da Vinci was creating blueprints for the first-ever flying machine. He was a mathematician, an engineer and also an artist. While these skills have been divided over time, they are in fact complementary and symbiotic – and that is what we teach our students.
As part of the STEAM process, students are taught to use the Design Thinking process from Stanford’s D. School. Design Thinking is a human-centered technique for solving problems in a creative and innovative way. It incorporates steps focused on empathy and risk taking, thus making the process more relevant to students.
8th grade students created our annual Shana Tova greeting with a stop motion video