STEAM with Seniors in ASD-N

Posted: November 12, 2019

Primary students from King Street Elementary & Jacquet River School have recently embarked on an exciting new STEAM based initiative that has seen them connect with seniors in their respective communities. STEAM representing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math 

Every Tuesday afternoon, Grade 1 students from Mrs. Noel’s class at King Street Elementary travel to the newly opened Losier Hall Shannex in Miramichi to spend time working with and teaching seniors. This is done through the use of iPads and Osmo game based learning systems. Students share their knowledge of Osmos with their new found friends, as they work together to solve numeracy and literacy based puzzles.  

Meanwhile, students from Mrs. McCurdy’s Grade 1-2 class at Jacquet River School also take part in the same program as they travel across the road each Wednesday morning to the nearby Jacquet River Seniors Home to share their expertise and help provide instruction to the participating residents. 

This "STEAM"Up with Your Community initiative has proven to be a great success so far with lots of smiling faces, and connections made between the youth and their elders. STEAM Leads Kelly Russell (Miramichi) and Haley Doucet (Jacquet River) assist and support the students and teachers in this endeavor.  

With plenty of positive feedback and the great success of the program, there is a strong possibility that this initiative will continue to expand to other areas within Anglophone North School District.

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