HEY, FELLOW EDUCATOR.

Let’s Make STEAM Easier.

STEAM is more than a buzzword – it’s the creative approach that will prepare our students for the 21st century.

The question is: how do we make the shift?

This resource pack has everything you need to move from STEM to STEAM without the stress.

From templates to research, it’s all here for you.

WHAT’S INSIDE THE RESOURCE PACK?

This ultimate guide has everything an educator needs to explore, use and assess STEAM with ease. We’ve split this resource into 3 parts:

THE STEAM FRAMEWORK

This section gives you research and background on the STEAM approach. You’ll find the 6-Step STEAM Framework, Checklists, Charts, STEAM Look-For List, the Design Process for Teachers & Student, and a guide for moving from STEM to STEAM.

LESSONS & ASSESSMENTS

Worried about writing your own STEAM lessons and assessments? Don’t be. In this section, we share our lesson template, STEAM lesson examples, assessment tools and rubrics, as well as an integrated scope and sequence planner.

TEMPLATES & TOOLS

Jumpstart your STEAM efforts using any of these tried-and-true templates, including: Design Challenges, 21 Essential Questions List, Driving Questions for PBL & STEAM, Makerspace List, 3D Printing Resources, Integrated STEAM Topics List & STEAM Habits of Mind.

TAKE A SNEAK PEEK

This guide will:

  • Save you hours of searching for strategies that work

  • Make it easy to find what you’re looking for with our hyperlinked index

  • Give you an access point for all art forms – reaching all learners!

  • Refresh your lessons with new, creative techniques

  • Help you feel more confident in using arts integration

BY TEACHERS, FOR TEACHERS

This toolkit has been created and curated by the professional arts integration specialists here at IAS. Combined, we have decades of experience as teachers, administrators, and arts integration leaders. Each of these STEAM resources, templates, and tools have been used in our own classrooms – so we know they work.

We believe in professional development programs and teacher tools that are practical and relevant. So you won’t find any fluff here. We get right to the good stuff, so you can have immediate results with your students.

QUESTIONS? WE HAVE ANSWERS.

Don’t stress! This guide is split into 3 sections so you can focus on what you most need. Want some quick lesson ideas? Head straight to the Lessons and Assessment section. Need some background in the STEAM methodology? Dive into the first section on the STEAM framework. Use what you need, when you need.

Not at all. This resource is meant to help anyone who is ready to use the STEAM approach. You’ll find step-by-step tools, helpful explanations, and a sequence to set you up for success right from the start.
Glad you asked! We have several tools to help you look at your current curriculum, identify topics that naturally lend themselves to STEAM, and guides you through planning with integration in mind.

Absolutely – and we hope that you do! Technology is a natural connector in STEAM, as is problem solving. Both are highly present in remote learning environments! These tools can be used in either in-person or remote-learning classrooms.

This toolkit is delivered as a .PDF file so you can open it on any device.