Our Approach

Gear Up Maryland offers programs and services within a STREAM-based curriculum that is motivating, engaging, and real-world inspired. Its projects embrace key 21st century skills – creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.

Our approach or pedagogy embraces a range of learning styles to ensure all students have the opportunity to engage and succeed. Listed below are the following innovative learning strategies:

Immersive learning


Immersive Learning

The objective in immersive learning is to create an experience where natural behaviors will surface time and again. By applying these concepts throughout multiple iterations and subsequently following them with reflective conversations realizations are triggered.

Immersive learning environments encourage open-ended exploration allowing students to follow their own creative process which can empower them to take control of their learning.

Experiential learning


Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is a process through which students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting.

Experiential learning encompasses a variety of activities including internships, service learning, mentorship workshops, and other creative and professional work experiences. Experiential learning attempts to give people an opportunity to complete tasks as they would in real life and draw learning from them. Experiential learning has proven to be a great tool in developing skills.