Arts Education Learning Exchange

Wednesday, March 16 – El Sistema Pre-Workshop Thursday & Friday, March 17 - 18 – School District Site Immersions Thursday, March 17 – San Diego County Arts Education Celebration This three day event opens the doors of two school districts and their nonprofit partners who have prioritized arts education...

STEM May Become STEAM…Officially

Last week, the Congressional Caucus on STEAM--through Congresswoman Bonamici--successfully added an amendment to the rewrite of the nation's Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) legislation that will integrate the arts into STEM education. The Americans for the Arts said, "This is of particular significance because...

STEAM is here… to get it into Schools Will Take a Little Longer

John M. Eger :Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy Last week, California Senator Ben Allen, Chair of the Joint Committee on the Arts, convened a hearing "to examine...

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...