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ERIC Number: ED594059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar-29
Pages: 168
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-8077-6138-0
An Educator's Guide to STEAM: Engaging Students Using Real-World Problems
Quigley, Cassie F.; Herro, Danielle
Teachers College Press
This practical book will help readers understand what STEAM is, how it differs from STEM, and how it can be used to engage students in K-8 classrooms. The authors present a conceptual model with recommendations and classroom examples illustrating various key aspects of STEAM teaching in action, including creating the correct teaching environment, integrating STEAM content, and supporting students as they develop STEAM-related skills. The model includes specific strategies such as problem-based learning, student choice, technology integration, and teacher facilitation. Each chapter incorporates elements of connected learning--a type of learning that draws on students' interests that teachers can capitalize on when using STEAM to address real-world problems. Readers will find easy-to-understand examples of what STEAM education looks like in a variety of classrooms, and will hear from teachers, instructional coaches, principals, and administrators about what it takes to ensure that STEAM is a schoolwide success. The book features: (1) Straightforward guidance for creating STEAM instructional units for the K-8 classroom; (2) A concise instructional model that addresses misconceptions about STEAM education; (3) Extended vignettes demonstrating teaching practices, student learning, and school-community partnerships; (4) Classroom examples of STEAM learning that rural, urban, traditional, and innovative schools can relate to and build on; and (5) Based on the authors' work with over 150 teachers and analysis of teachers' reflective journal entries, STEAM unit plans, classroom instruction, and more. [Foreword by Deborah Hanuscin.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A