"According to the U.S. Department of Education, “In an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, it’s more important than ever that our nation’s youth are prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions.” Enhancing such skills lies at the heart of STEM and STEAM education".
-Joseph Lathan, PhD
Over the last 300 years human society has evolved from using a horse and carriage to self driving electric cars. That is a remarkable level of evolution and technology advancement, however the school system has not evolved at the same velocity. Much of today's education system is still structured very similar to what it has always been for the most part. We believe if society is going to overcome its social economic technology and wellness challenges, then our education system must equally evolve at the same velocity to meet that challenges head on.
As a society must focus more on human intelligence and not just academic intelligence. We must incorporate a different way of teaching and learning with a basis in STEAM and innovation to enable the ability to see the world for what it is and not just through the lense of traditional academic constraints. iFusionFoundation has supported a wide variety of work in this area including incorporating STEAM education, multiple learning styles, technologies in the traditional classroom, and philosophies around inner engineering to create an entirely new approach to teaching. The goal of this approach is to develop and highlight natural abilities and aptitude that each student has and focus them in key areas to help drive a lifelong passion with meaningful career opportunities.
S.T.E.A.M. Certification Program Giving local students the opportunity to undergo an advanced one-of-a-kind six month program that teaches them high level STEAM concepts. Students present their final STEAM projects to the Mayor of Corona and are recognized with a certificate confirming their new skills.
Snap the Gap In collaboration with UC Davis and Snap the Gap, this program was created in an effort to bridge the gender gap in STEM related fields. Snap the Gap encourages young girls to learn through physical play, turn their ideas into inventions, and solve problems they care about. This program is an initiative that uses three proven components to impact the STEM opportunity gap: experiential learning with STEM inventor kits, mentorship, and expanded learning opportunities.
After-School STEAM Club In partnership with Futurelink, iFusion Foundation has been able to provide free vouchers for local schools to provide after school STEAM clubs. This initiative was designed to build a community where kids collaborate, share inquisitive ideas, and build social skills with hands-on activities and project based learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. This club inspires innovation through critical thinking, problem solving, and inquiry-based learning.
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