Visit the Stemlab at Gateway School September 27

Posted on September 4, 2018 By

The Gateway School, 60 High Street, Carteret, a private special education school for students with disabilities, is holding a Stemlab Open House, Thursday, September 27, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Parents and friends will see how this unique learning environment fosters learning about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) for students.

This state-of-the-art lab features six computers with more than 100 different software applications. The lab also includes kits and technology equipment that cover more than 60 content areas, allowing students to explore a wide range of projects and challenges, make choices, problem solve, communicate, explore topics more in depth, and build on next generation skills.

In the Stemlab, students are given a project and using problem solving skills, they create projects ranging from music to building, power-point presentations, experimentation, digital graphics, and more.  Some projects included building Leprechaun traps, photo shopping their picture in Christmas or ocean backgrounds, building simple machines with Knex and Legos, and exploring temperatures with thermometers. Students have worked on digital graphics in creating posters, comic books, and the yearbook. They have also practiced some coding skills, and created songs and soundtracks using a program called Acid Music Studio.

Gateway is one of three RKS Associates state-approved special education schools that include the Alpha School, Jackson, and the Harbor School, Eatontown. Each school offers a twelve-month program with a wide range of services, including speech, occupational, and physical therapy; counseling; music; computers; physical education; and vocational training for children who have challenges, such as multiple disabilities, cognitively impairments, autistic spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, behavioral disorders, or other health impairments.

Light refreshments will be served. Register for the Stemlab Open House by September 24 by calling the Gateway School office or contacting Erika Casablanca at 732-541-4400.Email Casablanca at                                          

RKS Associates Schools: Gateway School: 60 High Street Carteret, NJ 07008 (732.541.4400); Alpha School: 2210 West County Line Road, Suite #1, Jackson, NJ 08527 (732.370.1150) ; Harbor School: 240 Broad Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724 (732.544.9394)