Online Materials

Welcome students, parents, and teachers! Here is some useful information we have culled to help find information and resources to benefit you!
There’s a lot of information out there supporting the findings on project based learning, STEM to STEAM in particular, and on making and creating.
Relevant articles on project based STEM to STEAM learning from around the country.

  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math + Art)

    Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Change Kids Brains? Mind/Shift: How We Learn

    “A group of Harvard researchers is teaming up with schools in Oakland, California to explore how kids learn through making.”

     

    Recasting Students and Teachers as Designers Mind/Shift: How We Learn

    “…In this series, we will explore what it means to export various lenses of design in learning settings. From empowerment to empathy and iteration to co-creation–– how might we better illuminate this fertile intersection of design and learning?”

     

    From STEM to STEAM: How Science and Art Go Hand in Hand Scientific American

    “…there is a growing group of advocates who believe that STEM is missing a key component – one that is equally deserved of renewed attention, enthusiasm and funding. That component is the Arts. If these advocates have their way, STEM would become STEAM.”

     

    STEM to STEAM: Art is the Key to Building a Strong Economy Huffington Post

    An Article on the STEM to STEAM movement, including information on House Resolution 319, which “Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that adding art and design into federal programs that target Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields, encourages innovation and economic growth in the United States.”

    Lasers, Robots and Electricity help to make STEM into STEAMVenture Beat

    “The STEAM Carnival is your typical geeked-out carny attraction, with fire, lasers, robots, and LED lights….this carnival has a mission: To get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — the STEM disciplines that many educators feel are especially critical — as well as art.”

     

    From STEM to STEAM: Recognizing the Value of Creative Skills in the Competitiveness Debate Huffington Post

    “There is certainly no question that STEM education and STEM skills are a vital part of this country’s edge, but many educators would argue that STEM is missing a key set of creativity-related components that are equally critical to fostering a competitive and innovative workforce, and those skills are summarized under the letter “A” for Arts.”