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Thanksgiving Wishes + STEAMBrief: Nov. 25, 2014


We at STE[+a]MConnect are full of gratitude this holiday season to be surrounded by such a vibrant community! Thank you for everything you do. We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving week.

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STEAMConnect to Speak at National Guild Conference in LA


When: Friday, November 21 at 4 p.m.

Where: Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles

On the second day of the 77th annual Conference for Community Arts Education, STEAMConnect will be facilitating a session called “Creative Arts + STEM Collaborations: Effective Tools to Build a STEAM Program.” The session will cover topics on program development, collaboration/partnership and arts in education.

Speakers will include Joseph Acker, Facilitator of Innovation Learning Design at e3 Civic High School in San Diego, Marisa Cleghorn, Program Director of The STAR Resource Center in Culver City, Denise Grande, Director of Arts Education from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and Kim Richards, Co-Founder of STEAMConnect, San Diego.

For a complete list of the conference’s program, visit their website here. To register for the conference here.


Google’s Computer Science Custom Search


Google announces the launch of Computer Science Custom Search, a customized search engine for finding K-12 computer science education (CS) resources. It was developed using a variety of CS education websites including, but not limited to: Khan Academy, Google CS First, Girl Develop It, Bootstrap, ScratchEd, and Made with Code.

The search engine focuses on a list of websites that provide primarily free and open K-12 CS education resources and ensures materials can be readily adopted for a class, after school program or child enrichment.

CS Custom Search is designed to support a range of users with various levels of CS experience.




What Letter Should We Add to STEM?

Oct 08, 2014 | 12-part series
Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, Sam Price-Waldman, Nadine Ajaka
At this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of academics within some of America’s top universities to debate how STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) could be benefitted by another letter. “I have no hesitation in saying we need to add the letter A,” says Harvard University education professor Howard Gardner. “An education devoid of arts…is an empty, half-brain kind of education.” Other panelists include Sebastian Thrun, Drew Faust, Erika Christakis, and Nicholas Dirks.

The Big Question is a series inspired by The Atlantic’s back-page feature.
Courtesy of The Atlantic

Tech to Reconnect

Tech to Reconnect

When: Starting Oct. 15

Where: San Diego Zoo

STEAMConnect is proud to be a community partner with San Diego Zoo Global’s Tech to Reconnect, a three-part conversation series addressing technology as a tool that enables a connection to nature. Beginning October 15, join professionals and students in learning how to invent, make and build tools to experience and understand nature in new ways.


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