COUNTRIES: Saudi Arabia
DURATION: 12/01/2018 - 12/31/2022
FUNDER: The Boeing Company

Program Description

A hub for innovation where young minds flourish.

The STEAM Discovery Center is an extracurricular STEAM education and teacher training institution. At the Center, we encourage every member to think creatively, solve real-world problems, and challenge their limitations. Our programs are fun, project-based learning experiences where students can make connections between school, their community, and the broader world. Our teacher training programs provide teachers with expertise in modern pedagogical best practices, such as experiential learningUniversal Design for Learning, and reflective practice, that will help spread our passion for STEAM teaching across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

To my surprise, I noticed that my students were extremely happy when they had the chance to express their understanding of the lesson even though they made mistakes. The engagement of my students was so high that three students refused to leave my session when it ended and kept writing on the board.

Afaf Alharbi, Online STEAM Teacher Training alumna

Program Goals

  • Elevate the importance of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math skills to students, teachers, and community members.
  • Provide high-quality, out-of-school and continuing education in practical STEM and soft skills to students of all ages, from primary school students to those poised to enter higher education or the region’s growing job market.
  • Train local educators to use effective curriculum and pedagogy to improve student learning.