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Academic Programs

Navajo Academic Programs

STEAM Design Academy

A 21st Century STEAM Teaching and Learning Academy

Navajo STEAM Academy is a specialty program for fourth and fifth grade students that provides the opportunity to learn using a problem based inquiry approach. Students will collaborate in multi-disciplinary project teams to identify real world problems, then develop and design solutions using all content areas. Characteristics of the program are….

  • Focus on developing students to become innovators 
  • Classroom teacher utilizing authentic STEM teaching practices 
  • Field experts working with kids on real life scenarios 
  • Use of a technology science lab for class projects to allow for designing, building, and engineering 
  • All subject content areas integrated within investigations 
  • Art, music, and PE specials 
  • One to one chrome books for each student 
  • Provide opportunities to develop skills in public speaking and professional interactions 
  • Use digital technologies as a tool to research, organize, evaluate, and communicate information

    Students successful to the Navajo STEAM Academy should possess….
  • An interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math 
  • Self-motivation, self-directed in learning 
  • An interest in working collaboratively with teams 
  • A desire for projects, hands-on investigations



Student Resources

Parent Resources

http://www.azed.gov/   AZ Department of Education

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