Amy Hansen reports for StateImpact Ohio that more STEM programs in Ohio schools are integrating the arts to help kids become more creative, innovative, hands-on learners. At Canton’s Hartford Middle School, for example, students are studying science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math, and finding connections across subject areas.
The Rhode Island School of Design has been a supporter of STEAM at the national level for years, and has been working with high tech industries, like Boeing and Intel, to promote the benefits of a STEAM curriculum for students. But, according to the article, there are few studies showing the benefits of STEAM for students. This is because evaluations of STEAM programs are difficult to conduct when there are no “bona fide” requirements for STEAM programs or models certified by the Ohio Department of Education.
See “STEAM – Add The Arts Into STEM” by Amy Hansen, StateImpact, August 25, 2014 at