Students at Seattle Girls’ School (2706 S. Jackson St.) were gearing up for STEAM Surge, a two-week period in January where students work in multi-grade level groups on a project that is based in science, technology, engineering, math and the arts.
The hands-on projects challenge students to think critically and allow for multiple outcomes to a single problem. The program also highlights the collaborative nature of real-world innovation.
Now, every STEAM project will incorporate technology, whether it is Google Sketchup or the school’s new coding boot camp.
The school paired STEAM Surge with a Humanities intensive week, writing workshop for fifth- and sixth-graders and a mock trial for seventh-graders.
Eighth-graders led the mock trial, served as STEAM mentors and studied abroad as school ambassadors in Costa Rica.