STEM/STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and the Arts

Here you'll find articles and resources for STEM+Arts education, also known as STEAM. Topics include science, technology, engineering, math and arts education and range from research reports to feature articles to profiles of makerspaces to news about new STEAM and STEAM initiatives in schools.


Why It's Time to Transform Your Classroom with AI

As these teachers have come to understand, you don't have to be technically minded to introduce your students to the important concepts behind artificial intelligence.

Institute of Play Closing Down, Handing Work over to UC Irvine

Institute of Play, a nonprofit in New York City that pioneered and promoted the use of gaming principles for learning, has decided to shutter operations, effective by the end of summer. The organization said it would hand over its learning assets to the Connected Learning Lab at the University of California, Irvine.

Tough Questions on Achieving Equitable CS Ed

A new guide has provided insight for school administrators who are struggling to implement equitable K-12 computer science education.

NAEP Data Reveals Uneven Music Access

A new analysis by the Education Commission of the States has identified those states where students do and don't play musical instruments outside of school.

Labster Heading into Danish High Schools

A company that produces virtual laboratory simulations for education has struck a deal with the Danish Ministry of Education to provide its schools with access to its programs. Beginning this month, students in lower secondary (grades 8-10) and upper secondary grades will have access to STEM-focused simulations from Labster, which has its headquarters in Denmark.

Small School District Invests Big in STEM Innovation Labs

A small South Carolina school district is making a large investment in STEM education. The three-school Florence School District Four opened a STEM "innovation lab" in its elementary school for the 2018-2019 school year and introduced drone pilot certification lessons to high schoolers. Now it plans to open a second STEM lab in its middle school in time for the start of classes next fall.

University Collaborates with K-12 District on Digital Literacy

The initiative intended to enhance the community's digital literacy for workforce competitiveness, beginning in K-12.

Report: States Face Continued Big Lift with Science Standards

More work needs to be done by states to emphasize required instructional time for science in early grades, establish a course sequence for science topics in middle school and match graduation requirements with state-defined science learning for high school.

Michigan School Shows Off Million-Dollar Robotics Work Cell

A million-dollar technology project is helping students at one Michigan school gain job skills in robotics.

Report: 5 Ways Companies Can Invest in STEM Education

A recent report encourages corporate and philanthropic organizations to invest in high school and college STEM programs, and proposes a framework to help define and measure those investments' impact.

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