Innovation | Science | Technology | Engineering | Mathematics

In a world of continual change with evolving science, technology, engineering and innovation, we have the opportunity to develop global citizens who contribute to solving complex economic, social and environmental problems.

Students will contribute and thrive in our technologically intensive world through interdisciplinary learning opportunities connecting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Learning in the classroom is paired with experiential learning and mentorship with the community and workplace.

Engineer's Toolkit

In Grade 9, students will explore and develop innovation skills related to engineering design and design thinking. Engineers use their creativity and analytical skills to invent, design, and build things that matter.

The design thinking process brings the lens of human-centred design to solving real world problems. These design processes will enable students to further develop mindsets that include creativity, critical thinking, and project management.

Entrepreneur's Toolkit

In Grade 10, students will explore and develop entrepreneurial thinking skills, a key ingredient in turning a new scientific discovery or innovation in technology into a usable product. Knowledge and skills necessary to be an entrepreneur are developed through STEM. The innovations in STEM provide opportunities for the use of these discoveries and technologies.

Students will develop an entrepreneurial mindset to deal with uncertainty, evaluate risk, embrace failure, inspire teams, and attract talent to their ideas. Entrepreneurs require a range of skills in order to work with people who have talents and abilities that complement their own. I-STEM Students, in their entrepreneurial year, will leverage their change making abilities to solve problems and create a positive, long lasting impact.

Global Innovator's Toolkit

Framed in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, students in Grade 11 and 12 will explore, develop and implement solutions to social, economic, or environmental global issues culminating in a public exhibition of work.

Students explore and further develop the skills of an innovator to apply a global perspective to address one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Students will apply their engineering and entrepreneurial mindsets to build consensus with global stakeholders, employ critical consciousness on a variety of issues, and disruptively innovate to leverage greater equity and enact global change.

We won't ask what you want to be...We will ask..."What problem do you want to solve?"

For more information about the I-STEM program offered at Aldershot, please reach out to one of our I-STEM Leads:

Jamie Mitchell email mitchellja@hdsb.ca

Kim Greenwood email greenwoodk@hdsb.ca

Questions can also be emailed to ISTEM-burlington@hdsb.ca

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year closed on December 5th. Schools will be informing candidates if they are successful with their applications by January 23, 2023. Students will have until January 30, 2023 to confirm/accept their spot in the program for the 2023-2024 School year.

Visit the Board's website, or click here to see I-STEM at HDSB for more information.