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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...

10 Innovative Projects That Take Learning From STEM to STEAM

by Jessica McFadden Looking to incorporate art and design into your STEM subject learning? Here are 10 cool STEAM suggestions we found from School Specialty. These STEAM projects will help your students grasp science, tech, engineering and math concepts through the creative process. 1. Homage to the...

Winter I 2016 STEAM & ARTS Integration – Online Conference

When was the last time you attended a conference?  If you could find the money for registration, hotel, and travel – not to mention the time away from your life – you probably were a bit disappointed.  All those hoops for 3-4 good sessions.  Then it’s...

Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as "Dr. Skateboard," teaches students who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park. Learn more about Dr. Skateboard here: http://www.edutopia.org/video/learnin...

‘The Hidden Code’: An Embrace Of Art And Science

MARCELO GLEISER iStockphoto On Thursday, the Boston Museum of Science will premiere The Hidden Code at the Charles Hayden Planetarium, a multimedia piece by Paul Miller (aka D J Spooky). The piece combines music, stunning visual effects and live readings to bring science to the general public...