Birchwood Middle School

10 Birchwood Drive
North Providence, RI 02904
401.233.1120 Fax: 401.353.6903

S.T.E.A.M.

S.T.E.A.M. Education emphasizes a new way of teaching and learning that focuses on hands-on inquiry and open-ended exploration.  It allows students with diverse interests, abilities, and experiences to develop skills they will need in the 21st century workforce.  It is a shift away from the teacher presenting information and covering science topics to the teacher guiding and assisting students in problem-solving while encouraging them to take the lead in their own learning. (Cameron & Craig, 2016)

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S.T.E.A.M. Education

STEAM Education emphasizes a way of teaching and learning that focuses on hands-on inquiry and exploration. It is a shift away from the teacher presenting information and covering science topics to the teacher guiding and assisting students in problem-solving while encouraging them to take the lead in their own learning. (Cameron & Craig, 2016)

Our STEAM course will focus on agricultural science, with students working to grow and maintain plants in a variety of ways.

 

Our Class Expectations

Your success, and that of our class, depends on your ability to participate in blended & collaborative learning!  Our class will consist of a combination or blending of working collaboratively with other students, independently online and at your own pace, and with your teacher in both large/small groups to solve problems, complete tasks, or create products.  Each student is individually accountable for their own work, and the work of the group as a whole (Cameron & Craig, 2016).  

In order for our class to create a successful blended & collaborative learning environment, it is expected that each student will be:

Respectful in their actions and attitude towards your partners, other teams, your teacher, our classroom work space, and the environment.

Responsible for following the class expectations, including Chromebook Use & Care Policy at all times. Responsible to stay focused to complete tasks with quality work.

Ready to Learn by having all required *class materials each day and following all class and task directions/procedures.

Staff
Mrs. Katharine Bowers
Room 4 & The STEAM Garden

Teacher Contact Information:  Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

katharine.bowers@npsd.k12.ri.us
kbowers.com

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Address

10 Birchwood Drive
North Providence, RI 02904
Phone: (401) 233-1120
Fax: (401) 353.6903

 

 

Principal
Brian Gilmore
brian.gilmore@npsd.k12.ri.us

 Assistant Principal

Joseph Palazzo
joseph.palazzo@npsd.k12.ri.us

School Nurse
Mrs. Kelly Nesbitt, M .Ed, R.N., CSNT
kelly.nesbitt@npsd.k12.ri.us

 

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