STEAM Education is an approach that gives students the opportunity to learn across disciplines involving Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics in a fun and innovative way. This approach encourages students to search for creative solutions to solve real-world problems.
Fresno Unified has developed multiple extracurricular programs that give students ranging from Elementary grade levels up to High School an opportunity to learn the skills that will be essential for the workforce of tomorrow. Students can learn coding/programming, robotics, circuitry, eSports gaming, and other soft skills like team collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity.
FUSD STEAM Programs Offered:
CoderGirlz – Established in 2015 to address the disparity of girls in technology. This after-school STEAM program focuses on not only providing a safe place for the girls to learn about tech and coding, but also on building their self-esteem, confidence, communication, and collaboration skills. This program opportunity is open to all girls from K-12th grade. Visit codergirlz.org for more information.
CoderClubs – This club is a co-ed coding club for everyone. It encourages collaboration and communication in team-building through learning to code. The club introduces students to STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. It also prepares students to pursue degrees and careers in STEAM fields. This program opportunity is open to all students from K-12th grade. Visit coderclubs.org for more information.
ChicazCodificadoraz – This is an after-school STEAM club for girls that want to learn about STEAM in Spanish. It focuses on not only providing a safe place for the girls to learn about tech and coding, but also on building their self-esteem, confidence, communication, and collaboration skills in Spanish. In ChicazCodificadoras focuses on developing their computer literacy and vocabulary in the Spanish language. This program opportunity is open to all girls from K-12th grade. Visit codergirlz.org for more information.
Minecraft eSports – Minecraft Education Edition has been a leader in the gaming and education scene for over a decade. Fresno Unified is bringing competitive eSports gaming to our elementary schools that will provide students with a pathway to STEAM career opportunities. This program opportunity is open to all Elementary students from 1st-8th grade. Visit minecraftesports.fresnounified.org for more information.
Tournament Of Technology – Engages students with a variety of innovative technologies to help develop the 4 C’s of 21st Century Learning: Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. TOT prepares teachers and students for the implementation of the Common Core Standards. It also helps teachers throughout the district infuse technology into their classrooms to enhance the learning environment of our students. This program opportunity is open to all students in Middle School. Visit fresnou.org/sites/tot for more information.
ClubRED – Launched in 2019 to cultivate a pathway for students from 1st through 12th grade interested in the design, engineering, and programming of robots. The program gears to inspire students with no robotics experience, and challenges students who have participated in CoderGirlz, CoderClubs, and the Tournament of Technology. This program opportunity is open to all High Schools students from 9-12th grade. Visit clubred.fresnounified.org for more information.
FUeL – Goal 2 has teamed up with Fresno Unified’s Technology Department to develop an eSports league to bring focus to a new lucrative and developing industry. An eSports league will help foster curiosity with technology, STEM, and provide a direct career path. This program opportunity is available for High Schools students from 9-12th grade. Visit fuel.fresnounified.org for more information.