Introducing Your Students to STEAM Initiatives
Published on Apr 28, 2021 by Jess Reider
How focusing on science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts can help unlock your student’s untapped potential.
STEM initiatives in schools – or sometimes called STEAM to include the arts – are a great way to prepare your students for higher education and careers in fields like technology and engineering. Classes and lessons focusing on the various disciplines of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math) encourage students to develop a passion for these concepts and allows them to explore a variety of career options early on.
Some ways you can integrate STEAM initiatives into your classroom:
- Give students access to technology for learning purposes, using their cell phones to solve a problem can encourage them to see tech as more than a way to fill time, but a way to solve problems.
- Host STEAM events: Encourage students and/or faculty to create projects that display STEM concepts in action like “Playing Billiards: It’s all Angles” or “Math and the Art of Origami.”
- Promote cross-curricular learning by partnering with educators in other departments to find connections in course content and build assignments that reflect those connections.
- Sponsor/launch a Girls Who Code chapter in your school/community.
- Check out DailyStem for free resources and STEM activities created just for students and teachers.
Not only will introducing STEM/STEAM concepts in your classroom better prepare students for life beyond their education, but it will help them to develop important life skills like problem-solving and critical thinking.
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