Kindergarten to Grade 7
Little Mountain believes an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to education. This helps students build transferable skills. For this reason, Little Mountain’s STEM/STEAM Kindergarten – Grade 7 programs allow students to engage in design projects that require skills from multiple academic disciplines. These include; Science, Technology, Engineering, Art (Design), and Mathematics.
In STEM/STEAM, students will learn to reflect on real-world problems. They are tasked with designing practical solutions to the issues they see.
Innovators in the STEM/STEAM program will develop the transferable skills of independent inquiry, logical processing, problem-solving, and critical thinking in the real world.
Moreover, students will be given the freedom to apply their own unique style and creativity as they engage in the engineering design process.
Little Mountain STEM/STEAM Kindergarten – Grade 7 Programs Overview
- Planning and preparing: Introduction to the Engineering Design Process and how to respond thoughtfully to challenges
- Word processing: Keyboard skills and early typing through written responses
- Programming: Explore the basics of algorithms and how simple programs can be created
- Coding: Early block coding to encourage thinking creatively and working collaboratively
- Project-based learning: Respond to real-world problems in order to find and design creative solutions
Grade 3 – Grade 7
- Information and observation: Learn about the history of the sciences as well as practical experience
- Technology literacy: Explore the varied uses of computers and the internet
- Coding: Interactive, fun block-coding programs that will also engage logical processing skills
- Mechanics: Develop critical thinking through engineering challenges and robotics
- Project-based learning: Apply learned skills by designing solutions to real-world problems
- Word Processing: Hone typing skills through written responses to planning and reflection tasks