S.T.E.A.M. Lessons for Your Classroom!
STEAM is a way to take the benefits of STEM and complete the package by integrating these principles in and through the arts. STEAM takes STEM to the next level: it allows students to connect their learning in these critical areas together with arts practices, elements, design principles, and standards to provide the whole pallet of learning at their disposal. STEAM removes limitations and replaces them with wonder, critique, inquiry, and innovation.
Some educational experts say there are 6 steps to creating a STEAM-Centered classroom, regardless of the content area you teach. In each step, you’re working through both the content and the arts standards to address a central problem or essential question.
What’s great about this process is that you can as easily use it to help plan for a lesson as you can to facilitate the actual learning process in your STEAM classroom. Click on The STEAM Process to link to more information!