STEM is now STEAM? Related Tags: STEM More Related Discussions Kevin Crosby , Educator and School Counselor / Trinidad School District #1 Posted 05/02/2012 2:13PM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM 15 Replies 596 Views I'm told STEM is now STEAM (A for the Arts). I wonder how this came about. Any thoughts on how this will shift the focus? Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 15 Share Comments (15 Replies)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 5/15/2012 3:36pm Marshall BarnesFounder, Director of SuperScience for High School Physics It depends on how you want to approach it. The possibilities are extensive and broad and really only limited by your imagination. I would imagine that if there is not a fully developed art program at your school, that more arts could be integrated into the STEM. The key is that the arts are suffering in many schools and when the big hype began over STEM, it wasn't long before the art teachers began to say, "Hey, what about us?!" and for good reason. I could go into the entire concept, and how various approaches could be implemented, but then I'd end up writing a paper and this comment section isn't the place to do it. Sign in to vote! Posted 7/4/2012 9:00am Reyna We're looking into this for our school. I'm finding that there are many ways to tie science and visual design together. It'll be a fascinating journey! Sign in to vote! Posted 7/4/2012 11:24pm Mindy Keller- KyriakidesHigh school english teacher and blogger. In all things education, aren't communication, language, and literacy more pressing focal points? The exception may be technology, which also underscores every discipline. Not much else can get done unless students are willing and able to read. : / I fully appreciate that we want students to be at the "top", internationally. I just fear that this new "push" is largely competitive and not necessarily (with the exception of technology) in the best interest of students. Not sure. Sign in to vote! Posted 7/11/2012 3:17pm Bob CharlesI am in search of definitions for "Quality Eduction" and "Great School". Math and Language Arts are tools. Science, being derived from the root for knowledge, is a methodology for acquiring,evaluating and applying knowledge. So, science doesn't have to be physical sciences. Math and Language skills are required first. Technology is using tools. The tools change dramtically over 12 years. So, what is really learned is how to deal with "Change." Engineering is creating technology. Learning to apply knowledge to problem solving :ie engineering solutions. Again, not just physical machines are engineered .. any-thing can be. Art are the products or "artifacts" of our cultural expression. The highest order learning. We learn how to dream and express those dreams. STEAM is a great idea if every course/class is on board with integrating STEAM into all that is done. Sign in to vote! Posted 7/11/2012 4:49pm Roger Morganmiddle school instrumental music / music technology As an "arts" teacher (music), we usually feel as if we're on the outside looking in with the STEM movement, yet, it is very clear from the multitude of studies and research that the arts contribute so much to the development of the child, serving as the bridge between so many disciplines, and allowing the student to engage his/her mind and thought process in a totally different way from the core disciplines. Many of the students on our 8th grade STEM team take our elective in Electronic Music Technology which includes the obvious tech tools which are then used for analysis, sound editing and creating, and composing. Sign in to vote! Discussion Why Design?Last comment 2 days 51 min ago in STEM Discussion Polished collection of hands-on engineering projects for kidsLast comment 6 days 18 hours ago in Project-Based Learning blog Reinventing the Science Fair With Portal 2 Puzzle MakerLast comment 2 weeks 15 hours ago in Game-Based Learning Discussion Technical Writing: How Documentation Crashed the PlaneLast comment 2 weeks 5 days ago in STEM article STEM Everywhere: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in the Real WorldLast comment 1 month 3 days ago in STEM Sign in and Join the Discussion! Not a member? Register to join the discussion. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?