The media is always talking about STEM Programs–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics–but why doesn’t anyone talk about STEAM Programs–Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics? In today’s world, where digital creativity and creative thought in general are intrinsic aspects of education and the learning process, it’s important to also focus on the Arts part of this acronym. Creativity helps kids think about what they’re learning in new ways, and can have positive effects on their later lives in the workplace and beyond. This helpful slideshow depicts how teachers and librarians can help focus kids and students on honing their creativity in topics that are not traditionally thought of as creative. This slideshow has suggestions for STEAM programs for students from preschool to high school, and highlights the importance of why creativity should be part of every lesson – not just lessons in the humanities.
Written by: Editorial Team, My Learning Springboard, Inc.