Susan Riley | April 2015

April 2015 STEAMed Magazine Issue Has Sprung!

Spring has sprung and so has our April 2015 edition of the Quarterly Digital STEAMed Magazine Issue!

With the successful launch of our STEAMed Magazine Issue back in January, we’ve seen news spread around the globe about the STEAM approach. And, this quarter’s issue is all about building those components for success.  Remember, this is a FREE publication for your to view, download, and print. Here are just a few highlights from this issue,

This quarter, Jeff Mather shares his insights as a teaching artist serving a leading STEAM school in Georgia through his piece Unpredictability in the Overlap Zones (pg. 4). His documentation of the rich, engaging processes and products emerging from this collaboration are inspiring.

Looking for connections between math and visual art? Robin Ward and Monica Wilson take us on a journey of using minimal and conceptual art as a springboard for teaching algebra in her article Crayons in Algebra Class? (pg.9). As someone who struggled in algebra class in 8th grade, this gave me so many new ideas for ways students can make meaningful connections to those foundational processes.

Our cover story (pg. 22), features the work being done by the National Gallery of Art as they build workshops for high school students that balance the art and science of sculptures. What they learn might surprise you!

We have so many tremendous stories and sample lessons being shared from a variety of educators in our “From the Field” segment, as well as some terrific organizations who are committed to supporting STEAM efforts in schools everywhere.

Finally, we’ve included our spring/summer professional development spread (pg.14) in this issue to help you plan for those upcoming “vacation” months – when most of us get our own learning covered! No more time for delay…let’s get started.

Spring forward in STEAM through 2015!

About the Author

Susan Riley is the founder and CEO of The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, STEAM, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and STEAM education. Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter. Email Susan