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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...

Criteria for Quality STEM/STEAM in San Diego Rubric

The below STEM Collaboratory entities represent networks of networks within our community that help San Diego County prepare California’s most STEM-capable graduates. Each brings San Diego STEM players together and provides tools and resources to foster effective collaborations in order to develop San Diego as...

Recognizing Model STEAM Programs in K-12 Education

  The Ovation Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Ovation, in partnership with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) and Americans for the Arts (AFTA), and in consultation with the Congressional STEAM Caucus and the Rhode Island School of Design, developed the innOVATION STEAM Grant Awards Program. The...

Putting the “A” in STEAM

Blending arts into the sciences inspires creative thinking, problem solving and innovation Matt Zalaznick Mt. Airy City Schools in North Carolina revitalized arts classes to launch its STEAM programs. The rising popularity of blended STEAM programs reflects a nationwide K12 push to develop the next generation of innovators. Injecting...

I.D.E.A. Breaks Ground on a New Model of Art District

John M. Eger Become a fanDirector of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy   Yesterday, a new model of art and culture district broke ground in San Diego on the first...

The Art of Science Learning (AOSL) – 3rd Year Project Update

Curriculum and Incubators The AOSL curriculum uses the arts to teach skills and practice steps common to most innovation processes, integrated with tools and best practices drawn from the Product Development Management Association Body of Knowledge and Lean Start-Up methodologies, developed in collaboration with some of the world’s leading...

A children’s book about a little guy made of felt…WOOLLARD

After years of building products and building brands at IDEO (www.ideo.com) with a focus on materials and materiality. Kara Johnson (aka KJ Scribbles) has decided to focus on bringing to life the art AND science of materials in the mind of young readers (age 0-5)....