My students need paper, crayons, markers, glue, and other art supplies to put the A in STEAM.
This project expired on December 19, 2018.
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We are a Title I school, and more than 70% of our students receive free or reduced price breakfast and lunch. Our students come from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, with almost 80% of our population coming from minority households. Despite language barriers and experiences, our students are always ready to learn and to broaden their skill sets.
Our community wants to see our students learn and grow and to give them as many opportunities as possible to gain new experiences to explore science and technology so that they will truly develop twenty-first century skills.
In just a few weeks I'll be opening my classroom door as a STEAM resource teacher. I'll be working with every classroom, and all 600+ students in our school. My district purchased us tons of supplies to incorporate robotics, engineering, and science into my lessons, but the only art supplies provided are pipe cleaners and popsicle sticks.
"Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected." William Plomer.
One of the many benefits of STEM and STEAM is that students have to think critically and creatively; there are no black and white or right or wrong answers. There are things that work and things that don't work, there are good solutions and great solutions. With STEAM education, students will be forced to continually work to find various solutions to problems and be creative in the process. The art component of STEAM can include everything from painting, coloring, and crafting with paper to making videos, photography, and digital design. Students can use the paper cups, paint, glue, googly eyes, and other art materials coupled with the robotics I have to design their working robot. Some may create scenes and backdrops with the butcher paper, markers, crayones, and paint for a video they make on a project they've been working on in class. The art materials requested will allow me to bring the A into STEAM and afford the students to have a true STEAM experience in my classroom.
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