The recent community STEAM workshop held at Tristian’s Accelerated Academy shows that children need to have exposure to outside resources that teach them about Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) and Science Technology, Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM) initiatives. Research shows hands on learning provides exposure, engagement, and collaboration that is beneficial to showing potential careers that may not have been provided exposure by traditional classroom teaching and prepare for futuristic careers.
The workshops were led by William Jackson STEAM advocate, Arlene Lloyd, Director of Tristian’s Accelerated Academy and Sequoyah Lindsey-Taylor parent and community activist. Each moderator provided guidance to elementary and middle school students attending the workshop that focused on building bridges, technology and engineering. The hands on learning provided a new way to expose children, especially children of color that need active engagement. “More workshops like this need to be provided to help build children’s professional career goals and growth to be innovators, creators and visionaries,” said Arlene Lloyd STEAM advocate and Director of Tristian’s Accelerated Academy. Shown l-r is STEM advocate William Jackson, Tristian’s Accelerated Academy students and Arlene Lloyd, Director of Tristian’s Accelerated Academy.