STEAM Club (Science)
The mission of the STEAM(Science) Club is to fan the passion for STEAM in our children and budding scientist through high-quality STEAM-related activities in an engaging manner for children of all ages. STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. STEAM is beneficial for learners because STEAM:
- Exposes students to the creative process. ...
- Offers meaningful collaboration. ...
- Increases critical thinking. ...
- Provides a unique way to problem-solve. ...
- Gives all students hands-on learning experiences. ...
- Encourages girls to explore STEM fields. ...
- Shows them a different way to value the arts..
As part of the STEAM Club, students can expect to participate in fun, interactive activities, make friends through memorable learning experiences. Members will be expected to participate, have a positive attitude, be willing to try and have FUN!
STEAM Club will meet twice a month. Our meeting day is Wednesday(for Monday/Wednesday students) and Thursday(for Tuesday/Thursday students). Always check the Athens Renaissance Calendar for STEAM Club Dates.
For any information about STEAM Club contact Toni Bailey the club sponsor.
Meet the Club Sponsor
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Certified AMSTI Elementary Math Trainer
My name is Toni Bailey and I am the STEAM Club Sponsor.
I have served Athens City Schools in a few roles. I was hired as a First Grade teacher at Brookhill Elementary. First Grade was so much fun that I chose to spend seven years sharing, growing and learning with my first-grade friends. Curiosity got the better of me and I decided to see what learning was like in second grade. So I was able to spend 3 years enjoying the world of second grade. While teaching first and second grade I became a certified AMSTI trainer which provided me an opportunity to find that I truly had a passion for math instruction and a deeper understanding of "how" students developed mathematical concepts skills. My love of math led me to become interested in serving Brookhill and Athens Elementary for one school year as Math and Technology Instructional Partner where I was able to partner with students and teachers in implementing and sustaining best practices in math instruction. My love for math and technology created the desire to be part of the implementation of SPARK Academy at Cowart Elementary our STEM Academy. These experiences allowed me to feel like a new teacher.
I love to help students learn. I love to see students explore, take risks and get messy. Learning should be fun, active and challenging and that is what STEAM Club is all about.