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  • ASCD

    May 24, 2018

    external resource from ASCD, White Paper: The Power of STEAM Education and Teacher Resource Availability

    STEAM Education in the modern world continues to drive society forward. From the most fundamental principles to the intricate world of innovative technology, today's students need exposure to these important subjects. Teachers must have access to the right tools and resources that will help society continue to progress and prosper.

  • HDRK

    May 11, 2018

    external resource from Terra Foundation for American Art, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

    The Henry Darger Resource Kit for Educators is a free online resource designed to bring outsider artist Henry Darger into more classrooms than ever before. Drawing from Intuit's close association with Darger, the Kit investigates his life and works through comprehensive handouts, flexible grade levels, imaginative cross-disciplinary lesson plans and so much more! 

    Terra Foundation for American Art
  • 21C

    May 11, 2018

    external resource from eCampus News, Suite of 8 Digital Badges Highlights 21st-Century Skills

    A new set of digital badges aims to help educators and industry leaders better evaluate students’ 21st-century skills. The 21st Century Skills Badges initiative, from Education Design Lab, is based on three years of research, design, and pilots and offers a suite of eight digital badges, often called microcredentials, along with a facilitator’s toolkit, to help educators and employers understand the skills students have cultivated.

    eCampus News
  • makers

    May 9, 2018

    external resource from School Library Journal , Tips for Creating Makerspaces for Teens

    Teenagers may be more engaged in makerspaces when given more autonomy over learning, some library media specialists say. Professor Sandra Hughes-Hassell also suggests creating a sense of shared ownership, in part, by referring to makerspaces as “our space" or "your space.”

    School Library Journal
  • ArtCore

    May 3, 2018

    external resource from KEZI 9 - ABC News, ArtCore Program Helps Teachers Develop a Customized, Arts-Integrated Curriculum

    The Lane Arts Council’s ArtCore program helps teachers to build and implement a curriculum that integrates the arts into other academic subjects at their schools. Several school districts in western Oregon participate in the program, which supports arts-integrated lessons aligned with national and state academic and arts standards for middle school students.

    KEZI 9 - ABC News
  • wolftrap

    May 3, 2018

    external resource from The Wolf Trap Foundation, Wolf Trap Symposium to Explore How Arts Integration Supports STEM Learning

    Wolf Trap will hold the third event of the Creativity Connects: Arts in Early Learning symposium series on May 7 in Charleston, S.C. This free, five-part series convenes community leaders to discuss early learning through the arts and how arts integration can improve outcomes for young children. This event will explore how performing arts serve as a tool for teaching science, technology, engineering and math skills in early childhood.

    The Wolf Trap Foundation
  • 3D

    May 3, 2018

    external resource from Education Dive, 3D Printers Weave Art, Science to Harness Students' Imaginations

    As the school’s art teacher, Gebhardt started experimenting with 3D printers, where students now create objects for the chess club as well as complete their class assignments. He sees 3D printing as a way to help students build not only models, but new skills that they’ll use in their education — and, potentially, in a future career.

    Education Dive
  • Ingenuity

    May 2, 2018

    external resource from Ingenuity, Check Out Ingenuity’s Newest Resource, the Arts Partner Standards of Practice

    Over two years ago, Ingenuity began convening arts education stakeholders in conversations about quality: How do we define it? What does it look like in practice? How do we create a shared language and understanding of quality? How can we provide students with the very best arts education programs possible? Over 50 conversations later, and with the input of 400+ individuals from 140+ organizations, the Standards of Practice are finally here to help us answer those questions.

  • design

    April 25, 2018

    external resource from ASCD, Thinking Like a Designer

    Design thinking is not just for STEM or Silicon Valley but has application across grade levels and content areas. Design thinking “begins with the premise of tapping into students' curiosity and allowing them to create, test, and re-create until they eventually present what they made to a real audience (sometimes global but often local),” writes author John Spencer. This issue features ideas for worthy design projects, how to negotiate the different steps in the process, and how to reinforce the habits of design thinking across your school community.