•  What is STEAM?
    STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century! This is Local District Northwest.

    How is the Fest structured to support STEAM?
     The Worlds of Northwest STEAM Fest 2017
    Northwest STEAM Fest will be organized into five themed areas, or "lands," where students will showcase how they are inventing, innovating, and campaigning for solutions to real world issues through the use of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

    Why Northwest STEAM Fest?
    • STEAM Fest celebrates our students and their learning.
    • STEAM Fest speaks to our partnerships with families and our community.
    • STEAM Fest makes our instructional complex dialogue more meaningful as we share our zone of opportunities.
    • STEAM Fest is an access and equity event; it is a showcase of equity-based learning that provides students access to new experiences, new  knowledge, and new relationships.
    • STEAM Fest is an inter-generational event for all members of the community to connect and learn together.
    How are the United Nations Sustainable Development  Goals connected to STEAM Fest?
    UN Sustainable Development Goals
    The "Lands of Northwest STEAM Fest" are organized around students creating solutions to real world issues that align to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By using this framework, instruction in our district empower students to act locally for a global impact.
    Sustainable Development Goals
    Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
    Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
    Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
    Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning
    Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
    Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
    Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
    Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
    Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
    Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
    Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
    Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
    Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
    Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
    Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
    Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
    Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
     What is our Local District Vision for STEAM?

    Through STEAM, students demonstrate their learning across all disciplines through highly-relevant and engaging project-based instruction with an emphasis in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. Teachers from all disciplines collaborate to develop rigorous performance tasks that integrate science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literacy, the arts, and other disciplines. Equity, access, and success of ALL students is ensured through the design and implementation of rigorous, culturally and linguistically responsive units of instruction.