Beginning next month, Frisco ISD students can use soccer in their learning as part of the STEAM FC Program at Toyota Soccer Center.
The program is an educational collaboration between FISD and the FC Dallas Foundation, said FC Dallas CEO Clark Hunt at the Sept. 19 ribbon-cutting. Students will learn in the "interactive classrooms" of Toyota Stadium and the National Soccer Hall of Fame with curriculum in line with state standards.
“Steam FC is a field trip program that gives local students the chance to get outside of the classroom and learn about science, technology, engineering, arts and math through the sport of soccer,” Clark said at the ribbon-cutting event.
The soccer field on the southeast corner of the National Soccer Hall of Fame will serve as a "movement lab" for students to learn about health, wellness and sports science, Clark said.
Additionally, students will dive into advertising in the soccer industry, FISD Superintendent Mike Waldrip said at the ribbon-cutting. Educational activities will include creating a budget, designing graphics and shooting videos.
“That’s more than just science, math, social studies [and] art,” Waldrip said at the event. “It’s hands-on learning based on future-ready skills like communication, problem-solving and critical thinking.”