Full STEAM ahead
To'hajiilee camp integrates art into STEM education
By Colleen Keane
Special to the Times
ALBUQUERQUE, June 19, 2014
(Special to the Times – Colleen Keane)
It became STEAM when the students included art in science, technology engineering and mathematics education. The students learned the difference between STEM and STEAM at an academic camp held last week as they built a one-of-a-kind chain-reaction machine that also told a story about their community.
Putting art into STEM education is the key to making American students globally competitive, according to Shawn Jordan, an Arizona State University professor, who was part of the STEAM academic team.
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