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From STEM to STEAM
Using Brain-Compatible Strategies to Integrate the Arts



July 2013 | 280 pages | Corwin
Research shows that activities associated with the arts can enhance creativity, problem-solving, memory systems, motor coordination, and analytical skills. Best-selling author David A. Sousa and veteran arts educator Thomas J. Pilecki demonstrate how arts education is integral to the development of the brain and to students' overall academic achievement. This book provides:

" Classroom-tested strategies and techniques for both integrating the arts in STEM instruction

" Data from schools that have already integrated the arts into STEM subjects, plus anecdotes and student success stories

" How-to's for organizing curriculum and instructional strategies to allow for the integration of STEM subjects and the arts

" Strategies for getting the entire staff and community involved in STEAM initiatives

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
1. Why STEM Should Become STEAM
 
2. What Science Says About the Arts and Creativity
 
3. Frequently Asked Questions About Integrating the Arts and STEM
 
4. Implementing Arts Integration in the Primary Grades (K-4)
 
5. Implementing Arts Integration in the Intermediate Grades (5-8)
 
6. Implementing Arts Integration in the High School Grades (9-12)
 
7. STEAM Lesson Plan Appetizers in Science, Technology, and Engineering
 
8. STEAM Lesson Plan Appetizers in Mathematics
 
9. Putting It All Together
 
Resources
 
References
 
Index

The ideas shared in the book are relevant and can be easily put into practice.

Dr Denise Simmons
West College Of Education, Midwestern State University
September 12, 2016
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Chapter 1: Why STEM Should Become STEAM


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