Education is full of lots of acronyms, and one of the most buzzed about abbreviations being used in the last few years is STEAM. That's not a typo! Most everyone is familiar with STEM by now, but STEAM is...uh...catching steam. What do all these letters mean and what what is the difference between STEM and STEAM? Let's find out. What Is the Difference Between STEM and STEAM? STEM is an … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between STEM and STEAM?
STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education is more than just a buzzword. STEAM is shaping what we teach and the way we teach. I recently touched on how STEAM education enhances student learning, and followed that up with ideas for how to budget for STEAM activities. Whether you are new to this style of instruction or a seasoned pro, the hunt for great activities is always … [Read more...] about Top 10 STEAM Focused Blogs for Teachers
I recently shared a post about the importance of STEAM education in the classroom. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. More and more educators are pointing to the need to integrate the arts with lessons as a way to enhance student learning. When I taught in an elementary school I often used art activities as a way to help students better understand concepts. I doubt … [Read more...] about Budgeting for Classroom STEAM Activities
STEM has been an integral part of education for nearly a decade. The letters STEM stand for science, technology, engineering, and math. These subject areas are part of the fastest growing career fields in the world, and educational leaders have wisely chosen to make these topics core areas of study in order to prepare students for the future. Recently there has been a push to expand the focus of … [Read more...] about The Importance of STEAM in the Classroom