STEAM School

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The re­cently launched STEAM School is an on­line con­tent sub­scrip­tion ser­vice to in­spire young peo­ple into tak­ing an in­ter­est in STEAM ca­reers. For those not ac­quainted, STEAM is the new ver­sion of the old STEM cur­ricu­lum for science, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and maths. Arts has now been added to the mix.

In an age where maths and com­put­ing are con­sid­ered bor­ing and com­pli­cated sub­jects, STEAM School’s chal­lenge is to present it­self as rel­e­vant and in­ter­est­ing to its au­di­ences. The web­site’s use of colour­ful de­sign and sec­tioned con­tent nav­i­ga­tion present the ser­vice’s pur­pose in ways rel­e­vant to young peo­ple, while be­ing easy to un­der­stand for par­ents and teach­ers.

Head of STEAM School, Jade Parkin­son-Hill, men­tions how the web­site was cre­ated to pro­mote the teach­ing ben­e­fits of the ser­vice. With the cur­rent teacher work­load cri­sis, the ser­vice en­ables teach­ers to de­liver pre­mium learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences with­out com­mit­ting to over­whelm­ing les­son prepa­ra­tion.

In­stead of fo­cus­ing con­tent around end­less text de­scrip­tions, the web­site makes good use of gallery and video el­e­ments in or­der to demon­strate the sub­scrip­tion ser­vice.

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