Colonial welcomed university and business partners to STEAM showcase
CMS students demonstrated videogames they created and programmed.

Colonial School District recently celebrated another successful year of STEAM with community partners that included Drexel University, LaSalle University and ASTM International, a company headquartered in West Conshohocken. While STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, the STEAM culture in Colonial touches all subject areas through interdisciplinary lessons, project-based learning and making connections.

"By making real-world connections to what they learn, our students are exploring new ideas and skills in more meaningful ways," said Sergio Anaya, Curriculum Supervisor of Innovation in the District. "That's why the partnerships with area universities and businesses are really valuable."

The STEAM Showcase highlighted many initiatives in the District, including:

The keynote speaker for the evening was Dr. Jamie Kennedy, a lead engineer at Dragon Spectral and adjunct professor at Drexel University for the College of Engineering and the College of Education. Other presenters included Superintendent Dr. MaryEllen Gorodetzer, members of the District's curriculum team, and teachers and students that have firsthand experience with the projects.

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The evening closed with a short presentation by Denise Marks, former Conshohocken Elementary Principal who was named Director of Development and Curriculum Supervisor for Career Readiness earlier this school year. Her role includes helping to find businesses to partner with the District to provide internships and job shadowing opportunities, to create unique real-world lessons and to invest in Colonial.

"It's important for us to find businesses and individuals in the District that share the same values and have unique skills in STEAM areas to help our students become ready for the future," said Denise Marks, Director of Development and Curriculum Supervisor for Career Readiness. "It's exciting to see the possibilities that come from our connections in the community."

Click here to email Director of Development Denise Marks or contact her at 610-834-1670, ext. 2151.

Colonial welcomed university and business partners to STEAM showcase
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