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STEAM: Experts Make Case for Adding Arts to STEM

“For me, it is about connecting—or reconnecting—the arts and sciences in ways that learning can happen at the intersection of the two,” said Mr. Seifter, an expert in arts-based learning who also consults with Fortune 500 companies on fostering business creativity. “We believe there is...

Only Artists Can Make the Difference

Declaring October as Art and Humanities Month, President Obama made the observation that "Educators across our country are opening young minds, fostering innovation, and developing imaginations through arts education. Through their work, they are empowering our Nation's students with the ability to meet the challenges...

Symphony of Science – the Quantum World!

A musical investigation into the nature of atoms and subatomic particles, the jiggly things that make up everything we see. Featuring Morgan Freeman, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Richard Feynman, and Frank Close. ...

Khan Academy Snags $5 Million To Blow Up Education and adds the Arts

Khan Academy Snags $5 Million To Blow Up Education - businessinsider.com Khan Academy, a site that hosts thousands of lectures in the form of videos and practice problems, has raised $5 million. Khan Academy uses a mix of videos and problem sets to teach courses ranging...

STEM to STEAM in Rhode Island

STEAM represents the economic progress and breakthrough innovation that comes from adding art and design to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and research: STEM + Art = STEAM. The value of art and design to innovation is clear: Artists and designers humanize technology,...

John Eger Reports on Arts Integration at CSU San Marcos

Arts integration -- teaching every discipline through the arts -- has a number of interpretations. For example, according to The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) in Washington, D.C., "Terms such as arts-infused curriculum (Ingram & Reidell, 2003), learning in and through the arts (Bamford, 2006; Bloomfield...

Conversations on Beauty: “Creating a Whole Student” – Nov 15th

International Museum will host a reception and conversation panel with San Diego artistic and educational legends about the vital role of arts in creating a whole student. The panel includes artist James Hubbell, Maestro Jung-Ho Pak of Orchestra Nova, Dr. John Eger, Professor of Communications...