Carlow STEAM+ Programs Blogs now available.
"Building" Strong Minds and Bodies
Applying engineering skills in physical education and swim classes
allows students to develop an intuitive understanding
before they are called to apply these skills to an academic task.
Pre K students build and traverse a balance beam track.
An unexpected place for an engineering challenge?
Design a float and successfully cross the pool, then send the materials back!
Carlow CREATE Lab Satellite hosted the 2016 Satellite Network Retreat, with our partners from CMU,
WVU, West Liberty University, Marshall University, Georgia Tech, and Southern Utah University.
Exploring Social Virtual Reality with Ali Momeni, Associate Professor of Art, CMU
Make Way for Finches
Students in third grade work with our friends at Bird Brain Technologies to explore robotics by writing code to control Finch Robots
The CREATE Lab Satellite Network is expanding. In September 2016, we welcomed satellites from Utah and Atlanta, Georgia.
Learn more about our Carlow CREATE Lab Satellite.
Carlow hosts the REcharge Labs Academy. Thirty participants are exploring ways to teach with wind and solar power.
Technology Fair, May 2016, sharing Arts and Bots Projects "Poetry in Motion" and "Culture in Motion"
Sharing our STEAM+ Curriculum at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, Washington. DC, 2016
Cultivating the garden.
STEAM Showcase 2015, St. Agnes Center
During summer 2015, a team from The Campus School Faculty completed a grant-funded project to describe elements of our STEAM+ Curriculum. The team composed a document providing a sample of activities comprising our STEAM+ offerings. Click on the links below to read the project introduction and examine components of our program. Items listed are representative samples of lessons, activities and projects which integrate disciplines and incorporate aspects of engineering and technology. The matrix is a living document, changing in response to student needs and new research in the fields of cognition and education.
In the fall of 2015, The Campus School embarked on an evaluation of its STE(A)M offerings using an instrument provided by the Carnegie Science Center. We have looked at our strengths and challenges and set goals for advancing our STE(A)M Education program. Click here for a list of other Pathway Partners.
The Campus School and Carlow University have joined with partners in the Remake Learning Network, a program of The Sprout Fund, to shape the future of learning in the greater Pittsburgh region.
The Satellite at Carlow University represents a partnership with The Campus School of Carlow University, Carlow's Education Department, and Carnegie Mellon University's CREATE Lab. The satellite focuses on STEAM Education practices uniting principles of high performance learning through the lens of a scholar-practitioner model. Its target population includes PreK-8 learners and classroom teachers, Carlow University undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates, and higher education faculty from multiple disciplines.
For more information, contact Suzanne Ament , Project Coordinator
The Message from Me kiosk
Designing and sketching a circuit in kindergarten.
Fifth grade programming with the Hummingbird Kit and SNAP software
Arts and bots -- the BIG picture.
Arts and Bots -- Poetry in Motion
Seventh Grade Language Arts students created robots to represent selected poems. The challenge required students to program the SNAP language to activate motion, lights, and vibration aspects of the Hummingbird Kit in a structure or diorama that illustrated themes of their chosen poems.
Students in Fourth Grade World Language classes create an environment for living a language.
Check out these precursor images from Mme. Linda's adventures in Guatemala:
One of our first GigaPan landscapes: El cemetario y los volcanes .
Look for the hidden vocabulary: Kie Balam Spanish School
Life in The Gilded Age. Eighth grade students are preparing to take a pair of images contrasting facets of life in the upper classes and working classes on their trip to Henry Clay Frick's home, Clayton and the remains of the Carrie Furnaces.
Click here look at an explorable image on the GigaPan site: Life in the Gilded Age
Students prepared masks bearing facts about life in the upper and lower classes. Their posters highlight important events of the Gilded Age.
Come back often -- we are in the process of editing in detail shots -- it was a bright, bright day.
Two GigaPan views of The 2016 STEAM Showcase:
Carlow University Spring Professional Development Institute, 3.18.16
"Using GigaPan High Definition Panoramas to Expand Student Experience" (Suzie Ament and Linda Wallen)
The Parlor (Parlor Series Yetta 12)
The Studio (Parlor Series Studio R)