STEAM Impact: The San Diego Youth Symphony’s Community Opus Project

The San Diego Youth Symphony's Community Opus Project, one of many music education programs sponsored by The NAMM Foundation, helps to introduce at-risk youth to the benefits of music making. Seventh grader Bruno Bello shares how this El Sistema-inspired program has changed his life...

The Benefits of the Ukulele on Kids’ Attitudes

For certain Canadian children, music classes teach the benefits of sympathy and cooperation.Author: Tom Jacobs Are you afraid you're raising a little delinquent? Is your eight- or nine-year-old lacking in sympathy for others, and unwilling to provide needed help? Perhaps what your kid needs is just...

Jamming with your toddler: how music trumps reading for childhood development

Author: Liam Viney, Piano Performance Fellow , The University of Queensland Forget the Mozart Effect and Baby Einstein, take it easy on acquisitions for your two-year-old’s private library, and don’t fret if your three-year-old hasn’t started violin lessons just yet. The key to unlocking a child’s potential...

Scranton Teachers Power RV with ‘STEAM’

SCRANTON -- STEAM education is a buzz word in schools these days. It stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Teachers in the Scranton School District have a unique way of teaching those subjects to elementary students. They're taking the classroom on the road. The...

Criteria for Quality STEM/STEAM in San Diego Rubric

The below STEM Collaboratory entities represent networks of networks within our community that help San Diego County prepare California’s most STEM-capable graduates. Each brings San Diego STEM players together and provides tools and resources to foster effective collaborations in order to develop San Diego as...

Recognizing Model STEAM Programs in K-12 Education

  The Ovation Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Ovation, in partnership with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) and Americans for the Arts (AFTA), and in consultation with the Congressional STEAM Caucus and the Rhode Island School of Design, developed the innOVATION STEAM Grant Awards Program. The...

Putting the “A” in STEAM

Blending arts into the sciences inspires creative thinking, problem solving and innovation Matt Zalaznick Mt. Airy City Schools in North Carolina revitalized arts classes to launch its STEAM programs. The rising popularity of blended STEAM programs reflects a nationwide K12 push to develop the next generation of innovators. Injecting...

I.D.E.A. Breaks Ground on a New Model of Art District

John M. Eger Become a fanDirector of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy   Yesterday, a new model of art and culture district broke ground in San Diego on the first...

The Art of Science Learning (AOSL) – 3rd Year Project Update

Curriculum and Incubators The AOSL curriculum uses the arts to teach skills and practice steps common to most innovation processes, integrated with tools and best practices drawn from the Product Development Management Association Body of Knowledge and Lean Start-Up methodologies, developed in collaboration with some of the world’s leading...