Category Archives: STEAM

Texas Music Educator Creates Innovative School Program that Turns Dented Instruments into Gold

[Editor: The following blog is based on the National Public Radio show, “Turning dented band instruments into teaching tools.” AMP interviewed program creator Dr. Jeremy Earnhart, Director of Fine Arts with the Arlington Independent Schools, to learn more.] AMP: What led you to conceive and launch this instrument repair program for the Arlington schools? JE: … Continue reading Texas Music Educator Creates Innovative School Program that Turns Dented Instruments into Gold

Preparing Our Children for the Creative Economy

By Marc C. Whitt A seismic-like shift is occurring within the world’s leading economies that should literally be music to the ears of music and arts educators, music parents, and school districts that value and support the arts. That global economic shift is called the Creative Economy and as music education advocates, I cannot think … Continue reading Preparing Our Children for the Creative Economy

10 Signs the STEAM Education Movement is Gaining Momentum

STEM education is a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and is a now part of a national educational initiative. For many years, the United States was a global leader in these fields. Unfortunately, every year, fewer American students choose these fields of study. The STEM education focus has a goal of increasing the … Continue reading 10 Signs the STEAM Education Movement is Gaining Momentum

How Some Schools Are Adding Art Curriculum to STEM

Many U.S. schools have decided to add more disciplines to their traditional curriculum. Some of these schools have chosen arts and music. Why? Because arts and music help students develop their creativity and connect science, technology, engineering and mathematics – the STEM subjects – with innovative thinking. Is innovative thinking essential? Considering that important discoveries … Continue reading How Some Schools Are Adding Art Curriculum to STEM

3 Success Stories of the STEM to STEAM Movement

Curricula focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known as STEM, have become increasingly popular. It’s widely accepted by educators and policy makers that technological innovations shape our present and will continue to shape our future, so students prepared for a STEM-related career will have many career options. But STEM-related education alone cannot yield the … Continue reading 3 Success Stories of the STEM to STEAM Movement