Building a PreK-14 STEAM Program

Date of broadcast: Thu, 03/01/18

STEAM learning—which incorporates art and design thinking into the traditional STEM subjects—is becoming increasingly adopted as educators seek to inspire more creativity, problem solving skills, collaboration and critical thinking in their students.

Educators in the Maury County Public Schools in Tennessee began pursuing their mission to blend project-based learning and STEM subjects with art and design in 2015. The end result was the creation of the Mt. Pleasant Arts Innovation Zone, the first preK-14 STEAM campus in the U.S.

Attend this web seminar to learn from the executive principal of Mt. Pleasant about the keys to building a STEAM program, how to blend subject areas to create more effective learning, and how to foster student collaboration across grade levels. The Director of Global STEM Initiatives at Discovery Education will also outline how to structure and organize your district’s approach to STEAM integration.

Topics will include:

    • How to structure and organize a STEAM program
    • How Mt. Pleasant created the country’s first preK-14 STEAM campus
    • The keys to building a STEAM program in any district

Scheduled speakers:

Dr. Ryan Jackson
Executive Principal
Mt. Pleasant Arts Innovation Zone

Maury County (Tenn.) Public Schools
Dr. Cindy Moss
Director of Global STEM Initiatives
Discovery Education

Who will benefit: Administrators interested in STEM or STEAM learning. Anyone may attend.