Our Guiding Principles: We Lead, We Innovate, We Empower,
Washington Elementary provides an engaging and collaborative
community where all learners thrive. We are an interdisciplinary
STEAM- focused school with a sustainable model for innovation
that supports learners in solving authentic
problems/dilemmas through inquiry. We strive to develop and
empower lifelong learners, that have the skills, knowledge,
and confidence necessary to lead successful lives. (5 Pursuits-
Joy, Criticality, Identity, Intellectualism and Skills, G.
STEAM at Washington Elementary:
STEAM is an acronym for
the Arts and Mathematics.
Our STEAM program is implemented through Project Based
Learning (PBL) and is supported by the New Tech Network and The
Leader In Me. As a STEAM school, our school has 1-1
technology, extensive staff training, and PBL Coaching.
Each classroom was designed for Project Based Teaching
and Learning. See Class Renderings
It is important to note that STEAM is not a program, but a
philosophy. Traditional education philosophy separate subjects
completely, so that skills may be developed in one area and
abandoned in another. In our real world, content knowledge is
interwoven, layered and centered around a dilemmas that affects
the community that we serve.
The “A” in STEAM
In addition to utilizing Art as strand of PBL in
all classrooms, students K-6th participate in Art class. In
this class students learn to paint, color and draw using a
variety of mediums. This year we will add silkscreen art to
further our student’s artistic ability using a screen press.
In addition, all students also receive Theatre and Music
provided by 2 guests teachers from the Sacramento Theatre Company
twice a week!
All students start the day with mindfulness Yoga. Led by
our ”Yogamotives,” our students begin
each morning with breathing exercises that
focus on agency and mindfulness. Our original Yogamotive
team was trained through the Sacramento Yoga Seed
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