K-8 STEM Director Presents at 2018 California STEAM Symposium
David Palange, the Director of STEM, K-8, presented at the 2018 California STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Symposium last Monday in Long Beach. The California STEAM Symposium is the largest gathering of STEAM educators in California, bringing together more than 3,000 teachers, administrators, students, higher-education representatives, program providers, and philanthropic and industry partners to learn how to improve STEAM teaching in schools, alongside the business sector, and throughout communities. David's presentation focused on a project he developed in the Bentley Lab where third grade students apply design thinking, science, and engineering to design and build a circuit game for younger students. At the conference, David also attended various sessions on STEAM curriculum implemented in other districts and participated in EdCamp, a one-day conference focused on workshops related to making and makerspaces.
Founded in 1920, Bentley School has fostered an environment that challenges the mind, striving to bring out the best in every one of its students. Bentley School is committed to academic excellence as well as the development of character and spirit in each of its students. (Read more in the Head of School's Message.)