The Halton District School Board (HDSB) is holding an I-STEM Open House
on Tuesday, Nov. 12
at Aldershot School for students, families and community members to learn about the innovative, regional program for secondary students. The four-year program, located at Aldershot School, begins with students entering Grade 9. Current students and faculty will be at the Open House to provide information, showcase the facilities and answer questions.
Available to students in Halton and beyond, I-STEM (Innovation - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) enables students to develop innovation skills related to engineering design and design thinking, entrepreneurial thinking skills and global competencies. Students will have enhanced learning opportunities through community and post-secondary partnerships.
I-STEM Open House
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Aldershot School (50 Fairwood Place W, Burlington)
A presentation will be held in the auditorium at 7 p.m. and repeated at 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Overflow parking is available at LaSalle Park.
Open House attendees will participate in a three-part rotation (order may vary), including a:
- Presentation in the auditorium,
- Tour of the facility, and
- Question & Answer session with current students and faculty.
Students and families will learn about the:
- four-year program and I-STEM certificate,
- unique opportunities within and outside the school, and
- application process for students interested in entering the program (in Grade 9) in September 2020 and beyond.
“I-STEM has been designed to prepare students for future trends in the workforce and help students solve complex economic, social and environmental problems,” says Terri Blackwell, Superintendent of Education for the HDSB. “We are fortunate to work with an extensive group of advisors on program development, opportunities and learning.”
“We look forward to sharing with families and the community what current I-STEM students and faculty are accomplishing in the program’s inaugural year, as well as showcase the new and innovative learning spaces.”
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.
For additional information, contact:
Terri Blackwell, Superintendent of Education
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663 | Toll-free 1-877-618-3456