STE(A)M FACTORY

DELANO ACADEMY IS FUTURE PROOF

In a complex global economy, students need to acquire critical 21st-century competencies. The MakerSpace is our platform that facilitates learning of these essential skills. Delano Academy's STE(A)M factory is an incubator and accelerator for students to engage in iterative, critical thinking. Students learn that with complex problems and set-backs, they can reflect, problem solve, pivot and persevere. 

I AM A PROBLEM SOLVER

Everything is Figureoutable.

Things come apart in an effort to learn, understand and explore.

Merging design thinking with art, we explore, create and design.

I AM A CREATOR

Logic will get you from A to B.

Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein

I AM A MAKER

I create.

I engineer.

I invent.

I design.

I take risks.

I problem solve.

I AM RESOURCEFUL

I am determined.

I value originality.

I am inventive.

I am flexible in thinking.

I AM A

DEEP THINKER

I experiment.

I grow.

I break rules.

I am imaginative.

I AM A RISK TAKER

I am visionary.

I am a divergent thinker.

I collaborate.

I am inquisative.

I WONDER

How does it work?

Why does it do that?

How can I improve?

What else can I do with this?

Who does this affect?

Why is this relevant?

How does this benefit others?

Is there a need for this?

What are the implications of this?

MY CLASSROOM IS FLAT

My classroom is beyond four walls.

My school is beyond this building.

My learning is beyond my community.

My learning is not restricted by space.

I am a global collaborator.