A group of NEA fine and performing arts educators, patrons and advocates who lobby to keep arts education a vibrant, vital and required part of the curriculum for our nation's students, schools & communities. NEA caucuses are internal member-only groups. Caucuses exist and operate independently of NEA and have no authority to speak for, or act on behalf of, NEA.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STEAM INITIATIVE
ARTStem: Teaching & Learning at the Intersection of the Arts and STEM disciplines
An ongoing initiative of the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), in Winston Salem. Inspired by artists and scholars who efface the lines between “the arts” and the “STEM” disciplines, the project brought together academic and arts faculty members from UNCSA with an interdisciplinary team of public school educators for an academic summer seminar about teaching and learning at the intersection of the arts and STEM disciplines, followed by a year of creative teaching collaborations and programming. www.artstem.org
Bridging STEM to STE(A)M: Developing New Frameworks for ART/SCIENCE Pedagogy
Artists, scientists, researchers, educators and leaders in information and creative technology gathered at this NSF-funded workshop held at the Rhode Island School of Design, Jan 21-22, 2011, to explore the questions: What do you consider the greatest potential of your field of research, work, or teaching? How might you see the value of your work benefiting from interaction with other disciplines?
From STEM to STEAM: Incorporating the Arts into Science Learning, CSTA2009
The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management (ISKME) brought together middle and high-school teachers and their students from throughout California at the 2009 California Science Teacher Association Conference to collaborate on sustainability projects that incorporate science, technology, engineering, art, and math resources. Website
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
A San Diego-based group of professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, exploring innovative ways to collaborate across disciplines while developing cohesive marketing and grant-writing strategies. Hosts quarterly events aimed to bring S.T.E.A.M. organizations together for "power in numbers" which provides the ability to achieve more through collaboration. See Facebook Page with event details.
A RISD student-run initiative to help promote the arts within the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, "by having brilliant minds, designers, innovators, conceptualist, scientists, mathematicians etc, lecture and be part of the RISD and overall artistic community." Facebook Page
Science and the Arts from Science FridayA project of Science Friday, producers of the public radio program ‘Science Friday,’ "showcasing cool projects, interesting ideas, and new research at the intersection of science and the arts." Website
STEAM not STEM
Our mission is to have business leaders, arts professionals, educators and others work together to educate governments, the public and the media to the need for returning Arts to the national curricula. China and others have determined, as we must, that STEAM education is a national priority issue.
Articles and Reports
Austin, R. and Lee Devin. 2003. Why Managing Innovation is Like Theater. Working Knowledge. Harvard Business School. Reproduced from R. Austin and Lee Devin. 2003. Artful Making: What Managers Need to Know About How Artists Work. New York: Pearson Education, Inc.
Maeda, John. 2010. On Meaningful Observation, SEED Magazine Jan 11, 2011. "Adding art & design to science education would put a bit of humanity back into the innovation engine and lead to the most meaningful kind of progress."