Welcome to eko-STEAM: Building Bridges, a supplemental curriculum to help educators bridge STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) learning with a deep connection to nature and humanity. Think of eko-STEAM as providing a context for learning. Children learn best when they have a connection to the material being taught through immersive, project-based programs. eko-STEAM doesn’t replace existing STEAM curriculum, it enhances it. It makes it more likely that students will retain the knowledge they have acquired. These lessons also help students understand the impact of that learning and their power to utilize it in the world around them to address a wide assortment of issues. eko-STEAM is, at its essence, a moral context for the use of human knowledge. With this, you can help them build not only knowledge but the wisdom to use it for our global community and planet.
eko-STEAM is Project Imo's line of expertly crafted educational curriculum designed with a scaffolded approach in mind.
Next Generation Science Standards
Social emotional learning
Connections to Nature
Team Imo believes that children and youth connect to learning best when they focus on place and project. The neurology of attention and the psychology of learning show that nature is an amazing classroom. There aren't too many lessons you can teach that can't be taught in nature.
That's where eko-STEAM comes in.
Science. Technology. Engineering. Art. Math..... all in the context of the natural world.
Each lesson includes some element of social-emotional development while the student learns about various Next Generation Science Standards in nature.
eko-STEAM curriculum is perfectly suited for schools, afterschool programs, youth groups, camps, scouts, neighborhood groups, homeschools, nature schools, and more.
Let Project Imo help build your curriculum so THEY can help change their world.
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We've adapted our eko-STEAM curriculum to provide engaging Next Generation Science Standards education and nature connections through activity!
Project Imo is an established Outschool organization. Classes are hosted through Zoom and use supplemental learning aids like videos from our friends at Stone Age Man and group activities on Google Jamboard.
All of our Outschool offerings are affordably priced for 30, 55, 65, or 90 minute sessions. Classes starting at $7.00 for 30 minutes. Click the image to be directed to our Outschool offerings!
A bedrock philosophy of eko-STEAM is that science and understanding are tools that should enhance our human experience. A deep exploration of science allows humanity to split the atom; a deep exploration of the human condition guides us to use that knowledge to power cities instead of destroying them. Scientific exploration is the heart of human survival within a world in which we are no longer well adapted to survival without some form of technology. “eko-STEAM: Building BridgesTM” is intended to help children and youth increase their knowledge and skills while developing wisdom to apply that knowledge to create a prosocial, diverse, and inclusive world.
eko-STEAM: Building Bridges provides environmental and humanitarian challenges that students must address using scientific knowledge, logical thought, planning, and cooperation. Your lessons become holistic while simultaneously enhancing student ability to achieve academic standards. All eko-STEAM science programming is designed specifically to meet Next Generation Science Standards. Each science lesson is connected to social emotional learning (SEL) activities that will help them navigate the complexities of the human experience while they apply the knowledge they have gained.
eko-STEAM curriculum components help children participate in a societal and cultural evolution as they similarly build their science knowledge base. They begin as small breakout groups of settlers and act as leaders in their respective groups, guiding an imaginary settlement of people, solving problems using learned knowledge, and constructing an understanding of their place in the larger world. The first half of the curriculum has the children in breakout groups building their own identities. The second half has the breakout groups reintroduced and given the chance to build skills and understanding essential to survive in an increasingly global community. As their STEAM learning becomes more complex, so does their social-emotional learning.