Gifted and STEAM for Monett Central Park and Monett Middle School

Instructor: Ms. Tracy Copening

Precept of the Day

"Nothing will work unless you do."

-Maya Angelou

  Welcome to SEAquest & STEAM

The Quest To



Gifted Course Rationale:

The Monett R-1 gifted program is committed to enhancing the development of each learner's unique potential through activities that are different from and advanced from the regular school program.  Respect for and the understanding of differences and exceptionalities is a core component of each class period. 

GIFTED Course Description:

Students in 3rd & 4th grade Gifed will study a variety Independent topics from the arts, sciences, and humanities.  Through these Independent studies, students will develop and achieve skills of critical thinking, problem solving logic, oral, written, and visual communication skills, affective skills which develop personal and social growth and skills of research for life-long, independent learning.

STEAM Course Rationale:

The STEAM course is designed for students to thoughtfully engage in the interdisciplinary nature of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).  The goal is to foster critical thinking, creativity, and innovation that comes from merging the viewpoint of a scientist with that of an artist or designer. The STEAM course will provide students with the knowledge and application of the Engineering Design Process (EDP).   Students will also use problem solving skills to create hands-on products. STEAM truly meets the needs of the 21st century.