Fielding helped these Middle Schools (grades 6-8) create spaces where students can now participate in project-based learning so they can bring ideas from conception through design to production leading to a deeper understanding of academic content and a stronger motivation to learn.
Renovations were designed so that projects can be developed around multi-disciplinary learning with an emphasis on inspiring students to be innovators in the areas of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics.
The STEAM centers allow students to explore, prototype, sketch designs, create and test products, and present and reflect on their work. They contain exploratory production spaces with advanced machinery and digital equipment to produce professional quality work.
Each center has a collaborative brainstorming space and individual thinking space incorporated into the design enabling students to develop ideas and experience an interactive design process. Spaces are allocated for presentation, beta-testing, whole-class instruction, and gallery space to showcase products.