While Cedar North Elementary STEAM School is required to teach the entire Utah Core Curriculumn - just as all accredited elementary schools in the state - North takes special pride and satisfaction in integrating all subjects as much as possible with the S.T.E.A.M. subjects.
We believe that students are naturally curious about the world around them. Science explains what is happening out there and kids love it! Our entire curriculum centers around science and we use every effort to make it hands-on and integrated with all other subject areas. North places a special emphasis on science practices and cross-cutting concepts.
With a 1-1 device-to-student ratio in 3rd through 5th grade, and a ratio of 1-2 in Kindergarten through 2nd grade, our students are well-versed in digital citizenship, keyboarding, coding, word processing, and digital presentations. Our goal is to use technology to enhance excellent instruction, learning, and engagement, not replace it.
Kids love to solve real world problems! Our engineering curriculum teaches students thinking and reasoning skills needed for success. Built around the engineering design process, we teach kids in fun and engaging ways, how to solve real world problems systematically -- creating skills, perseverance, optimism, and attitutes important for student succes in the future.
Our Beverley Taylor Sorensen Arts Learning Program easily and naturally integrates with science. Visual arts instruction brings out the human side of science in our students. We teach that not only should science and engineering be functional, it must be beautiful, as well.
As the "language of science," math helps measure and describe what is happening (or will happen) as we make predictions and do experiments. Our math curriculum, Go Math, helps students think mathematically and apply math concepts to the real world.
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In addition to our integration of S.T.E.A.M. into our every day curriculum we also have many opportunities for partnerships with area organizations that help us bring real world situations to the students. Check out our Partnerships page to learn more about that!