The district announced it is launching new science, technology, engineering, arts and math, or STEAM, curriculum—including coding, robotics and the engineering design process—at all of its elementary schools starting in the 2023-2024 school year.

“This initiative cohesively aligns with the current STEAM pathways in CISD middle and high schools,” CISD Superintendent Brad Hunt said in a release. “It will allow CISD to continue its innovative approach to learning and focus even more on hands-on applications, design thinking and career exploration from an early age.”

CISD will hire a full-time STEAM educator for each of its 11 elementary schools for the 2023-24 school year, district officials said in a press release. The STEAM program will be provided to students at all elementary schools as part of the weekly “specials” class rotation.