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STEAM: Person, Place or Paradigm Shift?

Allison Gaines Pell | Posted 03.12.2015 | Education
Allison Gaines Pell

Children are capable of more than many want to give them credit for. The STEAM movement is popularizing this idea, and giving schools ways to think about language, time and space to make that idea real.

The Value and Importance of the Arts and the Humanities in Education and Life

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

We challenge our students to develop life-long skills such as analytical thinking, clarity in written and spoken expression, collaboration, and creativity.

Arts Integration Works Says Portland's "Right Brain Initiative"

John M. Eger | Posted 10.26.2014 | Education
John M. Eger

RBI was launched in 2008 by a unique collaboration of artists, art and cultural organizations, school districts, governments, businesses and donors who believed in the concept of "arts integration."

Developing Tomorrow's Talent

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

People today generally agree that the goal of education is to convey knowledge. But if all the world's knowledge is instantaneously available online via a mobile device, how does that affect what we need to teach in schools and through other educational channels?

Partners in Education Week

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

These are people who are fighting on the front lines of arts education: teachers, administrators, arts managers who are united in the belief that a solid arts education is a crucial component of a comprehensive curriculum.

STEM or STEAM? We're Missing the Point

Vince Bertram | Posted 05.26.2014 | Education
Vince Bertram

What exactly is STEM education? It's much more than science, technology, engineering and math, which are usually taught as discrete subjects with math down one hallway in the school and science down another.

Picking Up STEAM in San Diego

John M. Eger | Posted 04.29.2014 | Education
John M. Eger

Next Friday, corporate technology leader, Qualcomm, will play host to a unique one-day forum organized by non-profit STEAM Connect, spelled STE [+a] M...

Creativity and Science: The Perfect Couple

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 04.20.2014 | Science
Jayme Cellitioci

Alongside a national agenda to increase STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) literacy, there is a parallel track of growing attention being placed on creativity.

Challenges for Women in the Arts: Reflections on the MAKERS Conference

Lia Chavez | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lia Chavez

The feminists I know are intriguing creatives, entrepreneurs, mothers and lovers; we love our lingerie and our men (not necessarily in that order), and are passionate about excellence, human dignity, empathy, collaboration and co-creation.

Applause for the Education Mission of Museums

John M. Eger | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

It is a time to publicly acknowledge the vital role of museums, to salute the people who contribute their life to make them meaningful ... and, to thank them for their commitment to educating our young.

Lessons Learned While Starting the Biggest Creative Endeavor of My Life

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Jun Rowley

Meditation must come first. It's an instrumental practice for checking in with yourself -- taking a moment to realign with your ultimate vision.

And The Word is STEAM

John M. Eger | Posted 02.06.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

Last month, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL), Co-Chairs of a Congressional Caucus committed to putting A (the...

Microsoft Discovers The Xbox Isn't Going To Make Everyone Happy

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.12.2013 | Technology

Some may have believed that the Xbox One bashing would have died down after Microsoft dropped the most controversial features of its forthcoming game ...

STEM + the Arts Boosted by U.S. and U.K. Reports

John M. Eger | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
John M. Eger

Within weeks of the release of a report by a Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, established by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences,...

Is this the year for STEAM ?

John M. Eger | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
John M. Eger

Maybe it's time for the Congress to put the A into STEM. Major provisions of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010--also known as the STEM...

The Arts Are Not a Luxury

John M. Eger | Posted 07.18.2013 | Arts
John M. Eger

It's really time to stop tiptoeing around the vital role of the arts in education. Maybe it's also time for the Congress to put the A into STEM. Maj...

Empowering America's Rising Workforce--Latina Girls--in Computing and Innovation

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel

It recently came to my attention, that throughout the nation, young men and women who are Latino are, unfortunately, caught on the wrong side of the digital divide.

Building the STEAM Renaissance, the Era of Light & Achievement

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

During the last three months, I've had the privilege of collaborating with a group of profoundly compassionate and brilliant teens. They have reclaimed the elements that many times over have made the U.S. great -- imagination and action.

A Business with STEAM

Kristina Wilson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Kristina Wilson

There is no denying that the STEM fields are vitally important to our country's growth and economy. But as we look to small businesses to boost the future of America and drive job creation, I certainly believe that we will never harness our true potential without STEAM.

An Online Masters Degree in STEAM

John M. Eger | Posted 05.08.2013 | College
John M. Eger

STEAM Education for Teachers across America will get a boost this summer when the School for Educational Leadership (SOLES) at the University of San ...

A Congressional Caucus on STEAM

John M. Eger | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
John M. Eger

While renaming the STEM as STEAM legislation alone would be fabulous, it probably won't happen in a nation's capital which can't seem to agree on anything.

Eliminating the Silos in Education

John M. Eger | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education
John M. Eger

The debate over STEM or STEAM, while intense, only marks the beginning of what needs to happen in education.

Scientists Use Sunlight To Produce Steam Without Boiling Water

Posted 11.26.2012 | Green

From EarthTechling's Beth Buczynski: Steam can be used to power all sorts of things, and has for centuries. While using steam as a power source is ...

STEM to STEAM: Art Is Key to Building a Strong Economy

Jon Kamen | Posted 01.13.2013 | Arts
Jon Kamen

As we all know, STEM education is so important -- but on its own, sadly it's not working. Despite all of the resources being invested in it, the word is exactly what's wrong with the concept. It doesn't inspire, energize or engage the youth whom it is ultimately intended to benefit. It's why we need STEAM.

Windows 8: Game Over Man!

John Pavley | Posted 12.27.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

Windows 8, Microsoft's attempt to be more Apple than Apple, is about to shake up my world and the world of serious gamers everywhere.