Tierra Vista GATE Program 2017-2018
What-students will be learning to make more real-life connections so that school is not a place where you go to learn but instead becomes the entire experience of learning itself which will help them reach much levels of achievement and success.
Why- to encourage students to take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration and work through the creative process. To motivate them to become the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st Century!
How-through the integration of STEAM and Growth Mindset. STEAM and Growth Mindset concepts complement and reinforce each other perfectly, It provides them the tools to help them cope with challenges that arise disappointment that arises when their great idea doesn’t quite work out the way they wanted or when they feel threatened by other students who have “better” ideas, and feel defeated rather than inspired.
Growth mindset encourages exactly the kind of positive thinking that will help with STEAM challenges.
For example, growth mindset thinking teaches us that:
-mistakes help us learn
-we can persevere through unexpected problems and disappointments
-sometimes, it takes several tries to solve a problem
Growth mindset concepts also foster an inner dialogue that is essential for STEAM exploration.
-I can always improve.
-I’m on the right track.
-I can keep trying even when it’s hard.