Our wonderful Angela St.Amant and her simulator, the IKS Marvel, were featured today in a great video and press release. Here are some excerpts:
Dansville STEAM Educator Featured in Latest #proudMIeducator Video
April 18, 2023
LANSING – An innovate educator who uses technology and student teamwork to build confidence in problem solving in every facet of a student’s life is featured in the latest #proudMIeducator video released today by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).
Angela St. Amant, a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) educator at Dansville Schools, has transformed her classroom into a themed, interactive simulator that is a learning environment that teaches students teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, and effective communication, as well as increases interest and enthusiasm in STEAM topics. All these elements combine to create an immersive learning environment that challenges students to use all their right- and left-brain skills, plus teamwork, to solve complex problems.
“The only limits we have in creating ‘missions’ are the limits of our imagination,” states Ms. St. Amant. “In the simulator, we travel to space, explore under the sea, go into a volcano, explore rivers, enter the human body, or go back in time. Students take on roles of the crew and work together to accomplish their mission as it unfolds around them.”
A huge congrats to Angela for running such an impressive and successful DFA simulator program in her school!