Saturday, July 7, 2012

What is STE(A)M?


STE(A)M is also known by other acronyms like the original title: TEAMS and others like STEAMi, STEM-A is an initiative that recognizes the importance of marrying ARTS education to our nation's STEM movemnt.

In this climate of economic uncertainty, America is once again turning to innovation as the way to ensure a prosperous future.

Yet innovation remains tightly coupled with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – the STEM subjects. The ARTS are poised to transform our economy in the 21st century just as science and technology did in the last century.

We need to add THE ARTS to the equation — to transform STEM into STEAM. Let's lose the parentheses and make STEM stronger by adding the strength of the ARTS and the awesome tranferable skills learned primarily in the arts to the education of our nation's students.

to learn more about our need to integrate ARTS education into the STEM movment, take a look at the following resources:

STEAM Whitepaper

Seattle's ARCADE Magazine devotes entire Spring 2013 Issue to STEAM
STEAM Ahead: Merging Arts and Science Education
STEAM Not Just STEM from the Huffington Post

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