Academics STEAM Education
Makassed Schools integrate STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) into the curriculum in order to promote critical thinking, innovation and collaboration. STEAM education provides learners with an opportunity to apply hands-on activities and think about real-world problems.
We, at Makassed schools focus on ensuring students’ personal growth and on enhancing the professional practices of teachers by adopting Charlotte Danielson Framework. Makassed teachers attend STEAM workshops at the Makassed Center for Professional Development and Educational Resources. Now, with better facilities, technology, and STEAM labs, teachers apply STEAM activities to develop students’ critical thinking, and collaborate with their classmates through inquiry-based activities.
ABAT students apply STEAM activities that are integrated in the Science curriculum along with other extracurricular activities where creativity, problem-solving, teamwork, experimentation and real-life connections are reinforced. STEAM helps our learners grow through everyday challenges.
In 2019, 3 of ABAT students and in collaboration with the Little Engineer represented Lebanon in the Lebanese Delegation, and won the 1st prize in the World Educational Robot (WER) Championship in China.
To ensure the maintenance of innovative learning, we at ABAT are implementing the Digital Media Courses from K to 12 after signing a memorandum of understanding in 2020 with the Digital Media Academy.
As a Digital Media Academy Certified School, we at ABAT are embracing an innovative learning and training program from K to 12 to empower every educator to deliver technology education into their classrooms enhancing existing curricula ensuring students are future-ready, and making the most of existing technology.
Launched by STEAM educators on the campus of Stanford University in 2002, the Digital Media Academy is the best place for students to get their start as designers, developers, programmers, engineers, animators, musicians, filmmakers, and creators. “Our 2020 season has moved online with our all-new STEAM Learning Lab where students can experience 10 age-appropriate technology courses at their own pace online anytime.” The Digital Media K-12 curriculum implemented at our school is customized for students and enriched with incredible resources, trainings, and support. The courses are designed to be developmentally appropriate for students across grade levels with a progression of skills that will leave them ready for academic and professional challenges.