The STEAM Programs distinguishes itself as being the only professional development program to offer its curriculum in Spanish to talented young scholars and instructors from low-income and undeserved backgrounds.
Our Commitment to the Next Generation
The Science & Innovation Summer Camp and the Professional Workshop for STEAM Instructors Series exposes all of its participants, in equal male: female ratios, to elite one-on-one collaborations with university scientists & researchers in a wide range of studies, while simultaneously having the opportunity to exchange their cultural background and further develop their leadership skills in a multi-region setting only the STEAM Program can provide.
Through its local and international programming, the Institute of the Americas is able to encourage and shape students to become scientific leaders in the 21st century.
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STEAM Instructors Workshops
The Institute of the Americas’ Professional Workshop for STEAM-subject high school instructors will be held at the Institute’s facilities on the University of California, San Diego campus.
The annual Workshop for STEAM Instructors, complementary to the Science and Innovation camp, engages high school instructors in an idea-generating program designed to promote project-based learning and interdisciplinary teaching techniques in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM).
During the five-day workshop, instructors will have a hands-on laboratory experience and learn applicable teaching methods that make these vitally important subjects exciting and accessible to students. This unique opportunity provides instructors with innovative skill sets to further their professional development in order to instruct throughout their region in new creative ways to encourage their students to become the next generation of scientists.
The instructors are asked to develop and present a lesson plan applying the new teaching methods they’ve learned. The lesson plans are reviewed and judged by a panel of mentors and workshop professors. Each lesson must teach a specific concept, be highly interactive, and easily replicated by any teacher in any classroom with limited resources.
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STEAM Camp (formerly the Science & Innovation Summer Camp)
lThe Institute of the Americas STEAM Camp for high school students (14-18 years old) is held each summer at the Institute on the University of California, San Diego campus.
Workshop for STEAM Instructors
The five-day workshop, engages high school instructors in an idea-generating program designed to promote innovative teaching techniques in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM).
Given the success of the STEAM Programs in La Jolla and the impact it has created among its students and instructors, the Institute has launched a Professional Workshop specifically designed for Mexican and Argentine STEAM Instructors.
Our Alumni are Invested in Long-Term Hemispheric Impact
By means of an alumni page and social media, the Institute of the Americas maintains contact with students and educators throughout their enrollment process to university, pursuit of STEAM-related careers, and implementation of practical science curriculum.
Many of the Science & Innovation Summer Camp alumni have already been admitted to prestigious universities throughout the hemisphere and are currently pursuing studies in diverse STEAM fields.
Proving that commitment to STEAM education can surpass any barriers; alumni from the 2015 professional teacher’s workshop continue to construct an interactive science curriculum linking Mexico and Chile in an innovative real time online-virtual classroom session where students from both schools learn together about biology and robotics overcoming distance in their common goal to learn science.
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The opportunity to conduct multiple activities in the Science Camp was the most epic experience I have.
Without a doubt one of the most significant experiences in my personal life and professional career.
I will always be grateful to have been able to be in the Science Camp and having lived two unforgettable weeks.
Enriching experience which allowed for a transformational growth at a personal and professional level.
The program helped me to reinforce my career choice. I am currently pursuing a career in computer engineering.