STEM

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The Webb Early College Prep STEM Department collaborates with diverse communities of learners to help design opportunities for authentic engagements within the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics as they become college, career, and life ready.
In an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, it's more important than ever that our nation's youth are prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions. These are the kinds of skills that students develop in science, technology, engineering, and math—disciplines collectively known as STEM.

Mathematics Overview

The Webb Math Department creates a culture of responsibility and accountability within the classroom by building strong relationships with every young man.

We create an environment that prepares our students for academic and life success through engaging, student-centered activities that are standards (research)-based and technology-oriented.

  • Our curriculum supports learning through exploration and solving real-world problems across all grade levels and allows students to construct meaning and make sense of learning mathematics.

  • Our students are challenged to explain their solutions and make connections that allow them to own and value learning mathematics.

  • Our classrooms are safe and engage students in learning mathematics through discussion and sharing ideas.

  • As teachers, we engage students using resources, tools, and technology to solve mathematically rich, real-world problems that meet the needs of a diverse population of learners.

 

Our team collaborates daily through Professional Learning Communities, which helps us prepare students to meet TEKS and additional state academic standards.

Science Overview

The Webb Science Team is devoted to serving science teachers and students. Our challenge is to provide a dynamic, collaborative system of services that address the unique needs of each student. Our goal is not to factory-assembled scientists, but rather to shape students into scientifically literate citizens who are knowledgeable and considerate of the processes that affect our world. We promote classroom and outdoor investigations to instill critical thinking and awareness and integrate technology to promote information and media literacy.

Our instructional techniques for every student include the following:

  • Interactive notebooks that are personal science textbooks created by each student

  • Project-based learning methods that use collaborative, inquiry-based exercises to reinforce TEKS guidelines

  • Experiment labs that enable hands-on activities to reinforce content and encourage retention

  • Technology is used for research, presentations, and student-led discussion