Students took a break from finals recently to participate in an initiative remaking learning with STEAM, otherwise known as science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Remake Learning Days is a two week long series of over 250 events held throughout southwest Pennsylvania and West Virginia. It has been very popular in the Pittsburgh area.
At Plum High School, students played on a sort of playground which featured drones, coding, virtual reality viewers, 3D printing, games, and circuit systems. The high school events were organized by library media specialist Kristen Rowe and teachers Stephanie Reilly and Tamar McPherson.
“Schools and public libraries and other community centers could make events that are related to STEM,” Rowe said. “… This is a good time to have it because a lot are done with their classes. This is just for fun. This is really a different way to get them exposed to some of the technology that they haven’t used before.”
The equipment that was used in the playground was obtained through grants, and borrowed from other Plum schools.
“A lot of this is independent exploration,” Rowe said.