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Austin families get hands-on STEAM school experience

AUSTIN, Minn (KTTC) — Students and parents got into some hands-on projects and activities at IJ Holton Intermediate School in Austin.

Family STEAM Night gives families a chance to learn more about the school’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, or “STEAM” education offerings.

Monday night’s activities were designed to challenge students and let their creative side out, the idea is to get students to have fun learning.

The night also allowed students the opportunity to show their parents what they’ve been learning about, while letting prospective students see if the school is right for them.

“Families get to do creative problem solving, work together as a team, persist through a problem, all of the skills we try to develop here at a STEAM school. The skills that are developed at a STEAM school are really practical skills for the work world and even their personal lives,” said Stacy Edland, IJ Holton Family and Community Liaison.

Edland says movement is really important for kids in fifth and sixth grade. The school is able to put on STEAM Night thanks to a grant from Minnesota’s Department of Education.

Holden Krusemark

Holden Krusemark

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