STEM to STEAM!
Workshop or Residency for grades K through 12th
Create a lesson or unit that demonstrates how the arts connect to STEM curriculum. Lessons or units that connect to state standards (both NGSS and CCSS) designed. Possible subjects are: planetary science, space travel, architecture, food, restaurant design and menus.
The marriage of STEM and the arts is transdisciplinary. These ideas show students how to make sense of the world rather than learning and memorizing isolated bits and pieces of content. Students will learn how to shape an argument and find compelling evidence to support their assertions. This is inquiry-based learning. Students will have discourse and dialogue. Collaboration and teamwork is a part of every learning experience. There will be less emphasis on science and math content and more on inquiry, investigation and analysis. Students explore why and how. Discovery is the task and students can direct some of their own learning. Students will embark on an adventure to design and pioneer the concepts of math and science while learning to communicate their ideas effectively. Not “getting it” is not an option.
Also available as professional development.