Resources: STEM & STEAM

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) – The National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve released the Next Generation Science Standards to modernize science teaching and learning in US schools.
  • The Concord Consortium – Resources and research for STEM, critical thinking, and problem solving with technology.
  • Project 2061 – This is a research and development initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. It offers curriculum, teaching guides, research, and other resources to advance a modern vision of science education for all.
  • STEM 2026: A Vision for Innovation in STEM Education – Recommends research-based goals for improving STEM education, to make it more inclusive, interdisciplinary, and accessible for all.
  • The Art and Craft of Science – Creativity was the theme for the February 2013 issue of Educational Leadership magazine. This article provides numerous examples and research supporting the integral nature of the arts in developing scientific skills. 
  • STEM to STEAM – An organization founded by John Maeda, former president of the Rhode Island School of Design, who championed adding Art and Design to STEM, creating STEAM.
  • A Passion for Objects – Scientists’ early experiences with invention shape their interest in careers in STEM. (Turkle, 2008)
  • Design Make Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators – A book edited by Margaret Honey and David Kanter of essays, case studies, and research explore innovative programs using creative materials and technology to inspire young people about STEM subjects.
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