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Welcome to the Upgraded Site
by Jacob Aringo - Saturday, 13 December 2014, 10:01 PM
 
Welcome to the upgraded Learning Archipelago site on www.teamaringo.org.  The purpose of the upgrade is to make the user interface more friendly and engaging for the learner.  If there are any concerns about the site please feel free to e-mail me @ aringoj@sfusd.edu.  Keep Learning!!!
 

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S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  This elective course is geared to prepare out students to solve real world problems using certain habits of minds such as collaboration, creative thinking, critical thinking, communication, and more.  In this fully project based class you will learning how to envision, develop, design, and share your designs to an audience.


In the STEAM Coding class, student will learning the principles of coding by looking at exploring and applying different coding structures like methods, class, loops, parameters, variables, array, conditionals, and event to a variety of projects.  In the second semester will use those programming concepts to create a game which will be pitched to professionals and shared within the school community.



STEAM Spark is an elective only for 8th graders that meet certain requirement that will be describe during our SPARK info session.  The purpose of this class is to provide students an opportunity to apprentice at a professional site outside of the school setting.   Students will learn skills with their mentor as they persue their passion based experience.  At the end of the semester students will share out their experience at Discovery Night.  While students are apprenticing, students will learn about career exploration, leadership, professionalism, and applying the habits of mind to projects done in class. By the end of the program, student will have reflected their experience using a blog and will have created a cover letter and resume which they will carry with them for the rest of their professional lives.