Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Introducing a range of science-based disciplines (cooking, cleaning, hygiene, gardening, etc.) to achieve optimal and sustainable living for individuals seeking to establish an independent life. Classes include nutrition, culinary safety, weather conditions, general health & safety including Covid-19 etiquette, fire, evacuation, water & electrical safety to mention just a few.
Typing and keyboarding, it is clearly an essential skill to possess in today’s technology-driven society. Appropriate keyboarding can provide the necessary foundation for participants continuous educational development. Equally, combining keyboarding with letter recognition and hand-eye coordination activities can assist with personal skill and fine motor skill development. Participants also gain exposure to assisted technology, coding, educational apps, and learn to use mobile phones and other technical devices.
STEM education combines traditional activities with fieldwork, and design studios, demanding even more of participants’ sensory functions. STEM education frequently engages the senses, particularly vision and hearing. At Inspired we aim to provide learning experiences that enable participants to function with greater autonomy within and across their community.
DIY, or Do It Yourself, is the method of modifying, repairing, or building and generally refers to home improvement and maintenance tasks such as hanging pictures and curtain poles, changing light bulbs and fuses, tiling small areas of wall or floor, constructing, and installing shelving units, painting and decorating. This category has also facilitated learning experiences in robotics and building concepts and much more.
Mathematics are important for everyday life and particularly for independent living and social participation. Examples include, when paying for things, checking one’s change, or where practical settings such as during cooking, craft, and DIY skills training, require weight and measurement identification. In addition to, learning about savings, bank accounts and privacy information relative to bank accounts and spending.