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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...

Arts Based Learning of STEM Works Says NSF Funded Research Firm

John M. EgerDirector of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy Over the last three years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded the Art of Science Learning to hold a number...

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 Impact: The San Diego Youth Symphony’s Community Opus Project

The San Diego Youth Symphony's Community Opus Project, one of many music education programs sponsored by The NAMM Foundation, helps to introduce at-risk youth to the benefits of music making. Seventh grader Bruno Bello shares how this El Sistema-inspired program has changed his life...

The Benefits of the Ukulele on Kids’ Attitudes

For certain Canadian children, music classes teach the benefits of sympathy and cooperation.Author: Tom Jacobs Are you afraid you're raising a little delinquent? Is your eight- or nine-year-old lacking in sympathy for others, and unwilling to provide needed help? Perhaps what your kid needs is just...

Jamming with your toddler: how music trumps reading for childhood development

Author: Liam Viney, Piano Performance Fellow , The University of Queensland Forget the Mozart Effect and Baby Einstein, take it easy on acquisitions for your two-year-old’s private library, and don’t fret if your three-year-old hasn’t started violin lessons just yet. The key to unlocking a child’s potential...

Scranton Teachers Power RV with ‘STEAM’

SCRANTON -- STEAM education is a buzz word in schools these days. It stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Teachers in the Scranton School District have a unique way of teaching those subjects to elementary students. They're taking the classroom on the road. The...

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...