Let’s Put the “A” in STEAM!

All teachers hear and see these days is STEM   STEM   STEM, and how to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math into every day subjects. This is a good thing, for STEM introduces a fresh way to teach the basics. After all, science, technology, engineering, and math pervade every part of our lives. We live science…

STEAM Part 3 — Funding

Funding a new initiative like a STEAM curriculum can be intimidating. Whether you decide to combine certain subjects like art and technology, or your school board is ready to undertake the big step of turning a majority, if not all, of the school into a STEAM school, you need money to make things work. The…

STEAM Part 2 — Prepare for the Undertaking

STEAM education is making its way across the country. The alliance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math are preparing students of all ages for future jobs, education, and discoveries. According to the Department of Commerce, STEM/STEAM jobs will continue to grow over the next decade at a staggering rate of 17 percent—compared with an…

STEM/STEAM Part 1 — What Is It?

There has been a lot of talk about STEM and STEAM curriculums lately. Some schools already have already jumped on the STEAM bandwagon; others are trying to prepare for its arrival. Just what is STEAM? The acronym STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. This approach to education was designed to revolutionize the…

Full STEAM Ahead!

There is a growing wave of educational instruction riding over the country. STEAM is a curriculum that focuses on educating students in five basic skills: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. The STEM/STEAM movement believes in keeping America competitive by developing a culture of innovation, and educating children in a way that makes them better…