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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...

Digital Kids and the Kahn Academy

A fact of life in the 21st century is that technology has moved faster than anyone imagined. Unless we use technology to reinvent our current systems of education, we all will suffer as more and more people are left behind the learning curve, and left...

From STEM to STEAM

Artists and designers love to force us into the gray area between disciplines and often start by reframing the questions we carry around in our heads. Making It Better was a reframing orgy. Damon Rich, Founder of The Center for Urban Pedagogy, shared his experience...

Innovate + Educate, STEMconnector™

“Technology and innovation are key drivers to economic growth and jobs,” said John Engler, president of the Business Roundtable. “U.S. workforce training has to catch up to a global economy where more and more jobs require STEM training. CEO’s and education leaders have an...

Debate Over Intelligence and Creativity Holds Little Relevance

Is there a relationship between IQ, or intelligence, and creativity? If so, what is it? Equally important, how can we use one measurement to test another? What makes all this so important is simply that creativity is now widely recognized as one of the most important...

STEM + ART = MATTERS!

Our goal is to facilitate growth and education in STEM-A philosophy and pedagogy, implementing the latest exploration of STEM education, creating a space for students to explore and experiment through art....