Build the skills mathematicians and scientists need!
A is for arts—and for the advantage students gain when you integrate the arts into daily STEM instruction. As research in cognitive and social neuroscience shows, arts activities enhance creativity, problem solving, memory systems, and analytical skills—all critical for achieving STEM success.
Now David Sousa, the best-selling author of How the Brain Learns, teams up with veteran arts educator Tom Pilecki to bring you
- Details of brain research connecting STEM and the arts
- Teacher-tested techniques for fitting the arts into STEM classrooms
- Sample lesson plans across K-12
- A worksheet template for designing your own arts-integrated STEM lessons
- Tips for managing time and collaborating
- Real-life examples and anecdotes
- Strategies for involving the whole school community in STEAM initiatives
The main objective of both art and science is discovery. Help your students make that connection and STEAM on to academic success!
"David Sousa's new book is more than hot; it is STEAMing! It is crammed full of suggestions to integrate arts into every STEM curricula at all grade levels to increase student learning."
—Renee Peoples, Teacher and Math Coach
Swain West Elementary, West Bryson City, NC
"I am recommending this book to every science center I know. This book provides an innovative approach to a crucial subject that our country needs to buy into for a prosperous future."
—Kate Arrizza, Chief Operating Officer
South Florida Science Museum
"As America grapples with how to educate young people in the third millennium, this book is a must read for educators, policy makers, and community leaders alike."
—Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy
Americans for the Arts