iSTEAM explores our educational concept of incorporating Indigenous arts, land and stories with hands-on projects, using emerging technology and traditional hand tools, to engage culture to create compelling artistic experiences inspiring digital connectivity, skill development and individual ability to apply new skills to unfamiliar challenges. Each iSTEAM project is interactive, culturally relevant to students, and directly connected to the Ontario curriculum learning goals for grades K-12.
At this time, iSTEAM is offered to Indigenous students and Schools exclusively. All lessons are delivered virtually with material and supply kits provided to students and teachers for each project.
Check out the videos below to learn more about iSTEAM, and contact us for an opportunity to work together to involve your Indigeneous school group for an awesome iSTEAM experience today!
This dynamic educational program began as a research and participatory design project between STEAM Education Centre and Antler River Elementary School, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation in 2020. Visit our blog to follow Antler River Elementary School's adventure in iSTEAM!
Enjoy this video from grade 5 Antler River Elementary School student, Christopher, as he introduces his iSTEAM projects.
iSTEAM was made possible with visionary support from the Great-EST Needs Fund via Doug Tarry Limited Community Fund within Elgin-St. Thomas Community Foundation, Canadian Internet Registration Authority and Ontario Trillium Foundation.