Last modified: May 10, 2019
In 2017, we had the opportunity to pilot the S.T.E.A.M program at our school emphasizing an integrated model of instruction. Last year we were featured on the district webpage. (link below.) This third year where moving FULL STEAM AHEAD with anticipation of more great adventures!!
https://provo.edu/news/first-graders-implement-s-t-e-a-m-to-build-beanstalks/ Aren’t these students AWESOME Engineers? Not hard to see their use of 21st-century skills:
- Collaboration and teamwork.
- Creativity and imagination.
- Critical thinking.
What is Arts Integration?
It is an approach to teaching that integrates the fine arts as primary pathways to learning the content subject areas. Through in-depth instruction in the arts, students become critical thinkers and develop observational skills, combined with a growth mindset to persevere and learn challenging things. Teamwork and valuing the contributions of others is taught. Students often inspire each other and inspire me as well, as we enjoy the ride together.
I have had the privilege of working together with colleagues and specialist for several years to develop integrated lessons including Jeff Cornwall, Spencer Duncan, Lisa Garner, Deanna Lee, Chris Roberts, Scott Savage, Emily Sodorborg, and experts in an integrated approach to learning from Brigham Young University, including Dr. Barbara Culatta, Cally Flox, Dr. Amy Miner, Dr. Steve Shumway, and many more associated with local universities.
(See other examples by following my Art website link on the Art page)