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More Resources on STEM-to-STEAM

March 8, 2013
  1. See what you think about this article from a few years ago.  The author isn’t sure that the path we headed down is the right path.  Is the definition of STEM education more words than actions?  Is there really a clear and compelling relationship between these four disciplines, as compared to any other?  How are schools branding themselves in UNIQUE ways using the STEM approach?
  2. John Maeda makes the case for thinking about the intentional integration of Arts into the STEM-focused curriculum.  Is our view of curriculum design narrow and siloed?  Do we need to think more broadly about the integration of all disciplines through a systems approach?
  3. See what you think of this website as a way to frame the conversation around STEAM education.  “STEAM
    was developed in 2006 by Georgette Yakman, who then was a master’s
    graduated student at Virginia Polytechnic and State University’s
    Integrated Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics Educational
    program (ISTEMed).”
  4. STEAM Academy of Winston-Salem shares a school’s mission focused on STEAM.
  5. Wiley Middle School is a school that is referenced as doing a good job of branding its image as a STEAM school.
  6. This was the recent STEAM day in the southwest, hosted by RISD and John Maeda.
  7. The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education’s initiative to convert STEM to STEAM.  A 2007 initiative that is now in its 5th year.
  8. “For instance, the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership, with
    support from a $1.1 million Education Department grant, is working with
    city schools to help elementary students better understand abstract
    concepts in science and mathematics, such as fractions and geometric
    shapes, through art-making projects.”  When students develop an “artistic way of thinking” does it enhance or facilitate their ability to understand scientific principles or think more creatively in science?
  9. Interview with John Maeda!
  10. Interesting piece that shows the connections between science and art.  Something worth reading.
  11. A site that is aggregating lots of resources for schools to tap into–articles and more.
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