Today’s post is a teaser for the post I have written for Education Closet, and is a sneak peek of my upcoming presentation at the 2014 Connectivity Conference: gathering STEAM. I hope you join us this July!
STEM was designed with integration in mind. It is creating a lesson that incorporates the best of science, technology, engineering and math. It asks students to question the work they do while searching for an answer. You calculate while you experiment. You find the correct tools to use as you design your plan and execute it. If focuses on process as well as product. It is hands-on learning that does not compartmentalize, but integrates the many sides of the sciences.
What is STEAM? It is science education at its best. It is true arts integration. It puts another level into the scientific process, deepens understanding of concepts and is such a natural fit.
The arts belong in STEM education.
For the complete article, please go to Education Closet.