STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Technology)
Current research in project-based learning suggests that hands-on, problem-based approaches to learning can increase student interest, perseverance, and result in a higher level of learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) due to the engagement in authentic problems, collaborative learning and creative approaches. Liberty Tech Charter School embraces project-based learning in both our Lower and Upper Schools. In Lower School classrooms work throughout the semester on projects related to the curriculum they are studying. The trimester culminates in an Exhibition Night where students’ projects are displayed for the community to view and interact with, while students serve as the docents for the evening and walk community members through the learning process that occurred during the creation of the projects.For Middle School project-based learning also occurs during their regularly scheduled courses; however, these students get an additional 90 minutes of project-time each week in which they work on significant long-term projects. Like Lower School, each Middle School trimester culminates in an Exhibition Night where the products take center stage for the community to view.