Appleby College uses STEM education to encourage its students to think differently and to prepare themselves for the future.
At Appleby College, the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) approach to education fosters creativity and divergent thinking alongside fundamental disciplines. It motivates and inspires students to dream beyond the here and now, and to look at everyday activities and imagine “what if.”
Relying on inquiry-based learning, STEM education gives students an understanding of concepts and encourages knowledge application. Students are free to exercise what they learn and embrace mistakes in a risk-free environment. Project-based learning and problem-solving help learners to form a special mindset that encourages flexibility and curiosity to ideate solutions to real-world challenges. STEM education prepares the world for the future.
Having a dedicated space for access to advanced technology and a place where students feel empowered to engage in high-level problem solving is critical for student development in the 21st century. Since 2016, Appleby students have embraced the opportunity to combine their knowledge of science, mathematics, and structural, with imagination, creativity, and artistry to explore solutions to everyday problems that challenge people to think differently — all in the school’s state-of-the-art Design Lab. What’s more, in 2022, Appleby introduced a new dedicated Robotics Lab for students to collaborate and test prototypes, complete with six work stations and an open display wall of electronic gadgets designed to help students conceptualize their robot from the moment they walk through the door.
New this year, Appleby is piloting the Appleby College Diploma with Distinction in STEM Leadership, providing students the opportunity to dive deep in this area of study and to take active ownership of their learning as they prepare for the next stage of their journey.
Through STEM learning, students are acquiring the skills and knowledge to be future problem solvers and leaders of industry.
To learn more about the Appleby College experience, visit appleby.on.ca or e-mail [email protected].