It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields the results that make our hearts sing.  - Steve Jobs

White Hill’s STEAM: Inventors and Makers

Robotics and Pre-Engineering teacher Lisa Skinner, and English/History Bianca Vidal lead a dynamic STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) program now flourishing at White Hill Middle School. Together they teach two 6th grade Inventors Lab classes and five 7th/8th grade Design Lab classes. Design Lab is a new elective opportunity for the 2018/2019 school year that is a smorgasbord of designing, building, coding, filmmaking and creating through hands-on, student-driven projects.  


February 5



White Hill Middle School


Where scientific disciplines were once considered independent academic fields, the inter-disciplinary approach in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) is now seen as critical cultivation of critical thinking and innovative problem-solving skills for students entering a future with myriad possibilities, as well as challenges. The artist now inspires the scientist, who informs the engineer, and so on; working across disciplines collaboratively.


John Maeda, former president of the Rhode Island School of Design, remarks on the relationship between art and science in Scientific American, “Both are dedicated to asking the big questions placed before us: ‘What is true? Why does it matter? How can we move society forward?’  These are the kind of questions that students creatively tinker and navigate in hands-on STEAM learning.”

Traditional Education VS. STEAM - Bedo Planet

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