GREEN STEAM

High school student Pierre combined biology, math, economics, and more to transform his campus greenhouse into a sustainable aquaponic system that provides fresh vegetables for the cafeteria. More Green STEAM at Green STEAM Communities ...

The Arts Effect: How STEM Becomes STEAM

By Ruth Catchen Argument and discussion abound over what STEAM might be. Some of the conversation is civil, while other comments sound more like educators who are staking out their turf, worried that their  favorite discipline will get short shrift. Here’s what I think: STEAM, or as...

Scientific Poetry: The Benefits of Cross-curricular Lesson Plans

By Monica Fuglei In 2001, I was a poet with writer’s block and without metaphors. As I browsed the shelves of my local bookstore, I picked up a text that shifted my paradigms as a writer: a children’s physics question and answer book. Over the course of...

Good Thinking! — Why Right Brained is Wrong…Brained

Why Right Brained is Wrong…Brained — explains that the popular differentiation between “left” and “right brained” people discredits the complexity of the human brain. Science — just like history, art, math, or literature — requires both sides of the brain. Explore the research: http://s.si.edu/1IwH5zS Credits:...

Educating at the Intersection of Art and Technology

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 The last few weeks have been a celebration of sorts of the life and work of Steve Jobs, founder of...

​Picking up STEAM: How the arts can drive STEM leadership

Right now, governments all over the world seem to agree on one thing — there is not only a damaging shortage of STEM workers in the pipeline, but an entire skills sinkhole that needs to be plugged. There are many initiatives to drive STEM (science, technology,...

Creativity is the Secret Sauce in STEM

Photo credit: Shutterstock Article from http://www.edutopia.org/blog/creativity-secret-sauce-in-stem-ainissa-ramirez Humans have a few basic needs: air, food, water, clothing, shelter, belonging, intimacy and Wi-Fi. (OK, the last one is not really on the list.) Regardless of my attempt to be funny, what is no laughing matter is that we have primary...

UC San Diego Extension STE[+a]M Classes at the Elementary Institute of Science

UCSD Extension provides classes in advanced and creative fields for students 8th to 12th grades. Classes are offered on Fridays from 3:30 – 5:30. Examples of classes include video game programming and robotics. For more information, please contact UCSD Extension at 858.534.3402 for more information. *Cost varies...

Butler students get jobs through Arts Integration course

The Wallace Elementary School for Integrated Arts employs mostly Butler graduates. This high employment rate has to do with the elementary education courses offered at Butler, and the strong ties that Butler has with the Wallace School. Butler is connected with The Wallace Elementary School of...