Buffalo, NY – St. Joseph Collegiate Institute’s President Robert Scott and the school’s Director of Technology, Steve Koniarczyk, showed off their new space at 810 Kenmore Avenue. It’s located directly across the street from the main school building.
The school received the site as a gift from a benefactor. As of Friday, a few minor construction details were being completed for what will be the Innovation Center/Makerspace.
“This year we have mechanical structures, we have digital electronics, we have coding online as a course. We have AP Physics. We have design technology for freshman that’s really a performing arts course,” Scott said.
“We’re really trying to tie them together now more. We’re trying to integrate arts for example with math, with science,” Koniarczyk explained.
Koniarczyk helped to design the new curriculum: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics — known as STEAM.
“That’s the most amazing part is the strong demand for it already. We’re kind of catching up to this demand,” Koniarczyk remarked. “One example is we were looking at the different coding or computer programming opportunities within our school and really quickly. We developed an online coding class that we wanted accessible to all grade levels.”