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What is STEAM?

Originally starting as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—the STEM subjects, Art has joined the movement transforming STEM into STEAM. The A includes a broad spectrum of arts extending beyond aesthetics; it includes liberal arts, formally folding in Language Arts, Social Studies, Physical Arts, Fine Arts and Music.

Why is STEAM education important?

Exploration in STEAM activities encourages students to ask big questions and find solutions. 

Critical thinking and problem solving are not only important in the academic setting but a growing lifeskill in the 21st century.

STEAM education teaches flexible thinking and risk taking, both of which are needed in today's complex and dynamic world.

STEAM education is designed to promote student engagement and unlock creative thinking and innovation.

STEAM is a standards-packed, reality-based, personally relevant exploratory learning environment.

(information from www.stemtosteam.org and www.steamedu.com

Are there curriculum frameworks for STEAM?
STEAM lessons are based on both the Next Generation Science Standards and the Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards.