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Hendricks Day School Celebrates New Steam Lab with JAX Chamber

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014

 

Head of Hendricks Day School, Linda Johnson, Ed.D., and the Hendricks Board of Trustees welcome representatives from JAX Chamber, local business leaders, school parents and special guests to a Ribbon Cutting celebrating the school’s new STEAM Lab.

 

Educating Florida children since 1970, Hendricks Day School, a private school for grades PK3 – 8th grade, is an innovator in education. Recognizing the educational value of a strong foundation in science and technology and the proven benefits of an interdisciplinary curriculum that includes engineering and the arts, Hendricks has implemented a STEAM Lab (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). The STEAM Laboratory will be one of the first in Jacksonville.


Manipulative technologies will be utilized to help students understand complex ideas and concepts. Lab equipment such as microscopes, heating elements, test tubes, Petri dishes, computers, interactive technologies, and robotics tools will be used as appropriate for student grade level and relevant content.

 

STEM OR STEAM? A coalition of educators, artists and scientists are proposing a different approach to science, technology, engineering and math education, commonly known as STEM: Add the arts and make it STEAM.

 

“At Hendricks Day School, we believe that children are natural innovators who should be encouraged to ask questions, explore, and work collaboratively in search of solutions” explained Dr. Johnson. “We also understand that today's students will be called upon to address the world's increasingly complex problems and that it is our responsibility to prepare them for that future. Hendricks Day School is committed to advancing 21st century skills, including communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. One way we will do that is through consistent, exciting, cross-curricular opportunities involving Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math – STEAM."

 

The STEAM Lab at Hendricks Day School will be available for early childhood, elementary, middle school and 5th grade students from Hogan-Spring Glen Elementary School. One goal of the program is to create a sustainable culture of sharing and collaboration in the local STEAM community through the establishment of a productive partnership between Hendricks Day School and Duval County Public Schools.

 

Contact:

Moppy McGee
Hendricks Day School
1824 Dean Road
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: 904-720-0398; ext 205