Computational Thinking & Coding
STEM @ BNB
BNB STEM is built on inquiry-based, student-directed learning based on Stanford Design Thinking, Harvard Ed Visible Thinking and MIT Media Lab curriculum, adapted for Hong Kong education system.
BNB STEM courses are project-based (PBL), which means students have choices regarding how to complete their project; the topic of digital story/podcast, choice of technology, approach to a coding challenge, and so on.
All projects involve at least two disciplines from the STEM acronym: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. The integration of these subjects into transdisciplinary lessons is what makes BNB STEM special.
Because they are project-based classes, students walk away with their own program, gadget, cooked item, storyboard, short digital film, podcasts, etc. Past students have won NASA competitions, Math Olympiad, applied for a patent for inventions, as well as build expansive personal digital and non-digital portfolios.
BNB STEM teachers are facilitators of the projects. We are guides who provide expertise on how to use STEM to solve a human need. No teacher should be the bottleneck for learning, hence we don’t spoon feed. Emphasis is always on process and life skills, and on the way learning and practicing