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Immersing our students in STEM and STEAM rich environments provides an opportunity to not only close the achievement gap, but unlock the possibilities of careers and courses of studies for our college bound students. For those students who make the choice to enter the workforce our programs equip students with the tools necessary to become gainfully employed or even an entrepreneur after graduating high school! We would love to discuss with you how we can tailor a program for your school!
The 5E's Instructional Model provides a format for lessons that builds on what students already know. The 5Es sequence the learning experience so that learners construct their understanding of a concept across time. Each phase of the learning sequence can be described using five words that begin with "E": engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate.
Engage - Students are introduced to the concept. Students make connections to prior knowledge and what is to be studied. Students become mentally engaged in the new learning experience.
Explore - Students explore or experiment at this point. They engage in observations, use technology tools and materials, collect data, and record data.
Explain - Students verbalize their understandings from the "explore" phase, look for patterns in their data, and describe what they observed. This can be done in small and/or whole groups.
Extend - Students expand their learning, practice skills and behavior, and make connections or applications to related concepts and in the world around them.
Evaluate - Students answer questions, pose questions, and illustrate their knowledge (understandings) and skill abilities.