Brush Launches New STEM Classes
Students at Brush High School now have a new and exciting opportunity to develop and explore their problem-solving skills with the launch of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) classes for the 2021-22 school year. Taught by instructor Mr. Frank Spano, the STEM classes are currently being offered to all Brush students (grades 9-12) as a semester class, with plans to expand the Advanced level class to a year-long course for the fall of 2022. Curriculum and instruction are based on the principles of engineering and development practices used by most companies today, providing students an authentic, hands-on, and engaging learning environment. While taking the class, students will learn how to use a variety of power and woodworking tools, 3-D design programs and printers, as well as how to apply practical problem-solving skills to complete projects that meet specified design practices. Students will also learn about the design process, including the importance of testing and failure in improving the overall design. The new STEM class is providing students valuable learning experiences and reflects the SEL Schools’ mission to help them become high achieving, contributing members of a global society.