Music Education: Not just an optional class

In this video we suggest that music education, as part of the [+a]rts, is a key element missing from our national K-12 education policy. The message is music education must not be an optional class. Instead, music and the [+a]rts should be equally integrated with Science, Technology, Engineering, and...

Bill Nye the Science Guy – “There’s Science In Music”

Bill Nye the Science Guy provides insight into the science in music through a musical take based on the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Bill better not quit his day job but the connection between science and music was a hit to our young kids. ...

The value of [+a]rt and creative thinking

Digital artist Scott Ligon talks about the value of art and creative thinking. He is a Cleveland Institute of Art Professor and author of Digital Art Revolution,Creating Fine Art with Photoshop, Random House. http://www.digitalartrevolution.com ...

Music Education Benefits

Most experts agree that children who study music at an early age not only excel academicallly, but see emotional benefits as well.  It is a shame our music programs are being cut in schools nationally and in San Diego due to budget cuts. The San...

The [+a]rt of changing behavior

One of the tenets of STE[+a]M focuses on the interconnected bind between convergent and divergent thinking. The following video provides an example of how a human behavior is changed through a creative solution to the following question. Can we get more people to choose to take the stairs...

Transform STEM into STE(A)M by John Maeda

The following article is from John Maeda. In this article in SEED magazine he shares his personal views on moving from STEM to STEAM. "After two decades as a student and faculty member at MIT, my newest experience at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)...