Weave arts activities to STEM instruction, and STEAM ahead to academic success
Arts activities enhance the skills critical for achieving STEM success, but how do busy STEM educators integrate the arts into sometimes inflexible STEM curriculum? This new edition of From STEM to STEAM explores emerging research to detail the way. It includes:
- Classroom-tested strategies, including sample K-12 lessons plans and planning templates.
- Tools for building a professional development program designed to helps arts and STEM teachers collaborate to create STEAM lessons.
- Sample planning frameworks for transitioning schools from STEM to STEAM.
The main objective of both art and science is discovery. Lead your students to make that connection and STEAM ahead to academic success!
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
David A. Sousa, Ed D, is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of more than a dozen books that translate brain research into strategies for improving learning. He has presented to more than 200,000 educators across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. He has taught high school chemistry and served in administrative positions, including superintendent of schools. He was an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University. Dr. Sousa has edited science books and published dozens of articles in leading journals. His books have been published in French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, and several other languages. He is past president of the National Staff Development Council (now Learning Forward) and has received honorary degrees and awards for his commitment to research, professional development, and science education. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and National Public Radio to discuss his work with schools using brain research.
Tom Pilecki, MA, is the former executive director of the Center for Creative Education (CCE) in West Palm Beach, Florida, where, for twelve years, he provided professional development to over one hundred teaching artists, preparing them to teach collaboratively with elementary and middle school teachers in all curriculum content areas. With an MA in educational administration, Tom is a former elementary school teacher as well as a choral and instrumental music teacher. His forty-plus years in education include being founder and principal of St. Augustine School of the Arts in the South Bronx, New York, the subject of the Sundance Film Festival Award-winning documentary Something Within Me as well as feature segments on 60 Minutes, World News Tonight, and The Mc Neil-Lehrer Report. His expertise in curriculum writing, implementation, and arts integration brought him to Chicago as curriculum director for six West Side schools before going to Florida. He continues to consult with schools and communities on a national basis.
Table of Contents
ACKNOWLEDGMENTSABOUT THE AUTHORSINTRODUCTION Why a Second Edition? What’s New? Looking to the Arts How This Book Can Help to Implement STEAM Chapter Contents Who Should Use This Book? What’s Coming?1. Why STEM Should Become STEAM The Power of the Arts The Arts and STEM Do Have Differences What’s Coming? Major Points to Ponder2. What Science Says About the Arts and Creativity Brain Organization Thinking and Learning The Arts, STEM, and Creativity What’s Coming? Major Points to Ponder3. Bringing STEAM Into Schools What Is Arts Integration? What Is STEAM? Different Schools and Implementation Formats Implementing the STEAM Initiative The Basic District Plan What We Are Learning What’s Coming? Major Points to Ponder4. Guidelines for Creating a STEAM School STEAM Guidelines What’s Coming? Major Points to Ponder5. Frequently Asked Questions About Integrating the Arts and STEM What Are the Arts? Addressing Some Common Frequently Asked Questions Arts Perception Worksheet What’s Coming? Major Points to Ponder6. Implementing Arts Integration in the Primary Grades (K–4) Importance of Movement Science, Mathematics, and the Arts in the Primary Grades Ideas for Arts-Integrated Lesson Plans (Primary Grades) What’s Coming? Major Points to Ponder7. Implementing Arts Integration in the Intermediate Grades (5–8) A Day in the Life of a Middle School Student Teacher-to-Teacher Collaborations What’s Coming? Major Points to Ponder8. Implementing Arts Integration in the High School Grades (9–12) STEAM and the Culture of High School Pushing STEAM Along Sample Comparisons of Traditional STEM and Arts-Integrated STEAM Lessons What’s Coming? Major Points to Ponder9. Discoveries From the Field About the Original Appetizers What’s Coming? Major Points to Ponder10. Putting It All Together Know Your Instructional Intuition General Guidelines for K–12 Lessons Sample K–12 Lessons: Examples of Arts-Related Activities in Science Topics Sample Template for Designing a STEAM Unit Across Grade Levels Professional Development to Maintain STEAM Conclusion Major Points to PonderRESOURCESAPPENDIX A: STEAM LESSON PLAN APPETIZERS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND ENGINEERING The AppetizersAPPENDIX B: STEAM LESSON PLAN APPETIZERS IN MATHEMATICS The AppetizersREFERENCESINDEX