Dear Hadi Families,
I would like to share with you some exciting news about the next academic year! Alhamdulillah Hadi School has secured a grant from the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) for a STEAM program in Hadi School!! STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. STEAM connects naturally with our already established Project Based Learning approach as they both complement each other regarding content and delivery. https://www.edutopia.org/blog/pbl-and-steam-natural-fit-andrew-miller . According to IMSA grant award, IMSA will develop and provide curriculum material for STEAM integration and program implementation. Teachers will receive Professional Development training at IMSA location and bring the IMSA experience back to Hadi School.
For those who are not aware, IMSA was ranked 11th. in the nation in schools with the highest SAT/ACT scores according to a Niche survey. https://www.imsa.edu/discover/whatotherssay/features .