From Stem to Steam : Brain-Compatible Strategies and Lessons That Integrate the Arts
Sousa, David A.
Corwin Pr 2018/03
248 p. illustrations ; 28 cm
This book presents a collection of exciting ideas, suggestions, and real lesson plans from teachers who are already using STEAM in their classrooms.
Table of Contents
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ABOUT THE AUTHORS INTRODUCTION Why a Second Edition? What's New? Looking to the Arts How This Book Can Help to Implement STEAM Chapter Contents Who Should Use This Book? What's Coming? 1. Why STEM Should Become STEAM The Power of the Arts The Arts and STEM Do Have Differences What's Coming? Major Points to Ponder 2. What Science Says About the Arts and Creativity Brain Organization Thinking and Learning The Arts, STEM, and Creativity What's Coming? Major Points to Ponder 3. Bringing STEAM Into Schools What Is Arts Integration? What Is STEAM? Different Schools and Implementation Formats Implementing the STEAM Initiative The Basic District Plan What We Are Learning What's Coming? Major Points to Ponder 4. Guidelines for Creating a STEAM School STEAM Guidelines What's Coming? Major Points to Ponder 5. Frequently Asked Questions About Integrating the Arts and STEM What Are the Arts? Addressing Some Common Frequently Asked Questions Arts Perception Worksheet What's Coming? Major Points to Ponder 6. Implementing Arts Integration in the Primary Grades (K-4) Importance of Movement Science, Mathematics, and the Arts in the Primary Grades Ideas for Arts-Integrated Lesson Plans (Primary Grades) What's Coming? Major Points to Ponder 7. Implementing Arts Integration in the Intermediate Grades (5-8) A Day in the Life of a Middle School Student Teacher-to-Teacher Collaborations What's Coming? Major Points to Ponder 8. Implementing Arts Integration in the High School Grades (9-12) STEAM and the Culture of High School Pushing STEAM Along Sample Comparisons of Traditional STEM and Arts-Integrated STEAM Lessons What's Coming? Major Points to Ponder 9. Discoveries From the Field About the Original Appetizers What's Coming? Major Points to Ponder 10. Putting It All Together Know Your Instructional Intuition General Guidelines for K-12 Lessons Sample K-12 Lessons: Examples of Arts-Related Activities in Science Topics Sample Template for Designing a STEAM Unit Across Grade Levels Professional Development to Maintain STEAM Conclusion Major Points to Ponder RESOURCES APPENDIX A: STEAM LESSON PLAN APPETIZERS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND ENGINEERING The Appetizers APPENDIX B: STEAM LESSON PLAN APPETIZERS IN MATHEMATICS The Appetizers REFERENCES INDEX