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Pivot Point: At the Crossroads of STEM, STEAM and Arts Integration

Pivot Point: At the Crossroads of STEM, STEAM and Arts Integration | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"As debate rages on about Common Core and its implementation across the nation, students are sitting in classrooms waiting for things to change. Many are still locked into traditional courses with teachers who are overwhelmed, nervous and frustrated. Teachers everywhere are facing challenges in finding time to unpack these new standards, discover best practices for their implementation, and still provide innovative instruction for their students. Meanwhile, as we read more reports stating that other countries are outpacing the United States in education, fear mounts that our students will no longer be able to compete in a global economy. We are all, for better or worse, riding on a shift."

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Thanks to Barbara Greenstone, @bgreenst, for this one!

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Should STEM Become STEAM? | District Administration Magazine

Should it?  ABSOLUTELY!  And the best part of this little news summary:  a list of sites that you can plumb for resources.

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For These Schools, Adding Arts to STEM Boosts Curriculum -- THE Journal

For These Schools, Adding Arts to STEM Boosts Curriculum -- THE Journal | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Adding the arts to a STEM curriculum engages students who might otherwise have been left behind
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The Power of the Arts

The Power of the Arts | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

John M. Eger adds to the many voices we've already heard that argue for replacing "STEM" with "STEAM."

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