Happier Students, HIgher Scores: The role of the arts integration

by Matthew Lync   The arts have always had a secondary place in K-12 learning. If you doubt that statement, think of the first programs to go whenever budget cuts are implemented – music, fine arts and even physical fitness which includes dance. I’ve yet to hear...

Dream Rocket Project on Kickstarter from September 1 – October 10, 2014.

The International Fiber Collaborative (IFC) was formed to create deeper learning experiences through art, collaboration, and cross-curricular themed programming for individuals and their communities. IFC’s current initiative, The Dream Rocket Project (DRP) launched in 2009, is collecting 8,000 works of art that will be stitched...

San Diego Youth Symphony! STEAM Leader!

Spotlight on the Community Opus Project Until a few years ago, San Diego’s Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) had no music program to speak of: the school district had cut music education from most of its 45 schools, and no longer employed a full-time music...

Sir Ken Robinson – Can Creativity Be Taught?

Published on Aug 30, 2014 “If there was a moment when our crisis in education hit critical mass it may well have been the date Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk went up on YouTube. In just 19 minutes his wry but eviscerating presentation gave voice to...

At STEAM Schools, Arts Are Woven Into The Curriculum

Article Reference   STEM education--that's science, technology, engineering, and math-- has gotten lots of buzz over the past few years. But some educators say it's the arts that are truly necessary for students to become more creative. StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen takes us to Canton to introduce...

24 Apps, Games, and Websites Teachers are Using in STEAM Classrooms

Ellen Holderman • March 6, 2014 Categories: Products, Teaching and Learning, Technology integration In February, we highlighted apps, games, and websites that support science, technology, engineering, art, and math learning (STEAM). And we invited educators to write Field Notes telling us how technology supports their teaching in these subject areas. Of the many Field Notes teachers...

Schools bring design thinking to students

New learning theory being introduced at two San Diego North County campuses By Gary Warth8:38 A.M.AUG. 17, 2014 While innovations in teaching seem to come and go every few years, two North County school districts are so committed to one new method that they’ve named soon-to-open schools after...

PLAY DAY for Educators: July 24, Balboa Park.

  Thursday, July 24, 2014, 3:30 – 6:30 pm Balboa Park  •  San Diego Museum of Art  Sculpture Garden  •  Plaza de Panama Educators and leaders in schools, universities, museums, learning centers… Move, make, and play — merging art, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics!    Register for PLAY DAY! ...

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to...