From STEM to STEAM: Using Brain-Compatible Strategies to Integrate the Arts / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Build the skills mathematicians and scientists need!
A is for arts—and for the advantage students gain when you integrate arts into STEM instruction. As research in neuroscience shows, arts activities enhance creativity, problem solving, memory systems, and analytical skills—all critical for achieving STEM success. Now best-selling author David Sousa teams up with veteran arts educator Tom Pilecki to bring you:
- Teacher-tested techniques for fitting the arts into STEM classrooms
- Sample lesson plans across K-12
- A worksheet template for designing your own integrated lessons
- Tips for managing time and collaborating
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About the Author
David A. Sousa, Ed D, is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of more than a dozen books that translate brain research into strategies for improving learning. He has presented to more than 200,000 educators across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. He has taught high school chemistry and served in administrative positions, including superintendent of schools. He was an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University. Dr. Sousa has edited science books and published dozens of articles in leading journals. His books have been published in French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, and several other languages. He is past president of the National Staff Development Council (now Learning Forward) and has received honorary degrees and awards for his commitment to research, professional development, and science education. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and National Public Radio to discuss his work with schools using brain research.
Tom Pilecki, MA, is the former executive director of the Center for Creative Education (CCE) in West Palm Beach, Florida, where, for twelve years, he provided professional development to over one hundred teaching artists, preparing them to teach collaboratively with elementary and middle school teachers in all curriculum content areas. With an MA in educational administration, Tom is a former elementary school teacher as well as a choral and instrumental music teacher. His forty-plus years in education include being founder and principal of St. Augustine School of the Arts in the South Bronx, New York, the subject of the Sundance Film Festival Award-winning documentary Something Within Me as well as feature segments on 60 Minutes, World News Tonight, and The Mc Neil-Lehrer Report. His expertise in curriculum writing, implementation, and arts integration brought him to Chicago as curriculum director for six West Side schools before going to Florida. He continues to consult with schools and communities on a national basis.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsIntroduction1. Why STEM Should Become STEAM2. What Science Says About the Arts and Creativity3. Frequently Asked Questions About Integrating the Arts and STEM4. Implementing Arts Integration in the Primary Grades (K-4)5. Implementing Arts Integration in the Intermediate Grades (5-8)6. Implementing Arts Integration in the High School Grades (9-12)7. STEAM Lesson Plan Appetizers in Science, Technology, and Engineering8. STEAM Lesson Plan Appetizers in Mathematics9. Putting It All TogetherResourcesReferencesIndex