“Art is the window to man’s soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within.” ~Claudia Lady Bird Johnson
Tomorrow is beginning of a foundational course in STEM/STEAM education!
Here are some of the visuals that I embed in early course communications.
The ATEMS Children’s Storybook Project is a collaboration between students, teachers, and the Abilene, Texas community which loves reading, storytelling, and art!!
Learn more at this link: https://www.reporternews.com/story/news/columnists/ronald-w-erdrich/2020/10/24/atems-students-collaborate-childrens-storybook-project-niccil-abilene-reading-texas/3739933001/
The ATEMS Children’s Storybook Project is a collaboration w/ students, teachers & the Abilene, Texas community who loves reading, storytelling, and art!! #PBSReaders4Life #STEAM #STEAM603 https://t.co/SOedZebzw0
— Helen Teague (@TweetTeague) November 4, 2020
Here is our Course Calendar: Please set a schedule for your learning.
Here is our Course Hashtag #CUNE607
Topic: Creativity in STEAM/STEM Thematic Units
Understanding Creativity by Dr. Jane Piirto
Addendum to Concordia Lesson
Is perspective one of the “liquid skills” that Taylor connects with STEAM Learning>
Peter Taylor (2016) writes that “Given the rapid emergence of digital technologies, artificial intelligence, DNA mapping, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing, biotechnology and the ‘internet of things’, business and industry leaders are calling for graduates with liquid skills that enable them to adapt to a fluid working landscape throughout their lives; to prepare for jobs that currently do not exist, but that will be essential to the nation’s economic wellbeing. In this section, you will reflect on how to integrate STEAM activities and graphic organizers into your content instruction.”
Taylor (2016) connects STEAM education with “liquid skills.” that also mirror many 21st Century Skills. These liquid skills include “the ability to work with others, verbal communication, creative and critical thinking, active listening and active learning, and a disposition towards lifelong learning” (Infosys, 2016).
Perspective STEAM Activity:
Take a place piece of cardstock, the side of an Amazon delivery box, an envelope, or any piece of paper to use as your frame. Trace a cut a smaller square in the center of your cardstock frame.
Look through the cardstock lens for a new perspective.
Infosys (2016). Amplifying human potential: Education and skills for the fourth industrial revolution. http:// www.experienceinfosys.com/humanpotential
Taylor, P. C. (2016). Why is a STEAM curriculum perspective crucial to the 21st century?. Retrieved from https://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/37950/1/STEAM.pdf
ResearchGate Link to Taylor paper: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter_Taylor11/project/STEAM-Education/attachment/57c5200108aec1ae1310ac2b/AS:400661599539201@1472536577088/download/ACER+Paper+2016+-+Taylor.pdf?context=ProjectUpdatesLog
Educating from home offers many opportunities for collaborative learning and higher order thinking!
In one online class that I teach, grad students can access higher order thinking skills to compare and contrast three types of learning frameworks. These three frameworks figure prominently in STEAM/STEM education.
For some of us, it is easier to organize ideas via a Graphic Organizer. If Graphic Organizers are your “Love Language,” then perhaps this 3-component Venn Diagram will help.
The U.S. has approx. 3.2 million teachers… with many, many of these professional educators now teaching online, #WFH is really #EFH (Educate from Home).
Please share what’s working for you! #elearning #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/SDHRzyEphl
— Helen Teague (@TweetTeague) March 28, 2020
As we continue to build and strengthen our concept integration of STEAM, let’s look for commonalities and connections. This little exercise will help us build awareness of the many, many connections for STEAM beyond the limited confines of artistic expression. I’m calling this “Common Bond STEAM.” Please read each common bond component and consider what or who or where they coalesce. Place your educated guess as a reply here and please share any resources you use.
Here is the first “Common Bond STEAM” card:
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