The Halton District School Board is holding an I-STEM Open House for students, families and community members to learn about a new regional program for secondary students. The four-year program, located at Aldershot School, will begin in September 2019 with students entering Grade 9.
Available to students in Halton and beyond, the I-STEM program will enable students to develop innovation skills related to engineering design and design thinking, entrepreneurial thinking skills, and global competencies. Community and post-secondary partnerships will provide enhanced learning opportunities for students.
The I-STEM Open House will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Aldershot School (50 Fairwood Place W, Burlington).
At the I-STEM Open House, students and parents will learn about the:
- four-year program and I-STEM certificate
- unique opportunities within and outside the school
- application process (the application deadline is January 19, 2019 for students interested in entering the program in September 2019)
“This new program has been designed to prepare students for future trends in the workforce and help students to solve complex economic, social and environmental problems,” says Terri Blackwell, Superintendent of Education.
Trustees of the Halton District School Board approved the I-STEM concept
for implementation at Aldershot School at a Board meeting on March 7, 2018.
The I-STEM program has been developed in collaboration with innovators, educators, industry leaders and community members
. I-STEM Program Development and Advisory Partners include: McMaster University, Mohawk College, Canada 2067, Let’s Talk Science, Engineers of Tomorrow, Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), TechLink, and I-THINK.
To learn more about the I-STEM program, visit www.hdsb.ca
(Search “I-STEM”) or email I-STEM@hdsb.ca
. Follow the I-STEM program on Twitter at @ISTEM_hdsb.
For additional information, contact:
Terri Blackwell, Superintendent of Education
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663 | Toll-free 1-877-618-3456