8th Grade Team DaVinci & Team Socrates
The BETA Learning Academy is a technology-infused instructional pilot program for ALL 8th graders built around hands-on, project-based learning in all subject areas.Through BETA Learning Academy all 8th graders have the opportunity to learn by making and creating. They document and reflect on their work and transfer new knowledge and skills between projects and classes.The BETA Learning Academy prepares students for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and also assists students interested in the arts to approach their studies using design thinking and problem solving.
BETA PRINCIPLES: The goal of the program is to help ALL students see themselves as capable students in STEM disciplines and to help ALL students prepare for jobs that haven't’ yet been invented.
*Infographics courtesy of Kaitlin Ilnitzki