What Do You Mean by STEAM?: Three Day Teacher Institute
Spend three days with like-minded colleagues exploring the rich overlap between STEM education and the humanities and fine arts. Using the resources of the Museum of Science, we will highlight methods for fostering student creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking through this cross-disciplinary approach to learning. We will engage in activities that incorporate a range of media, including (but not limited to) performance, visual arts, writing, movement, and music to engage with STEM curriculum in relevant and authentic ways.
Collegial discussions with museum staff and other teachers will help participants to reflect on these experiences and to begin imagining connections to their own curriculum and teaching practice. We will also examine how STEM and arts integration strategies are being approached by colleagues across the museum, including the Engineering is Elementary curriculum team and the Intel Computer Clubhouse.
Participants for this institute will be selected by a competitive application process. Interested teachers are encouraged to apply with a school or district colleague. Participants will receive 18 Massachusetts PDPs upon successful completion of this professional development program.
A few notes about this Teacher Institute:
- The institute is scheduled Tuesday February 17th – Thursday February 19th. The program will run from 8:30am- 3:00pm each day. Participants must be able to attend all program days.
- Participants are selected by a competitive application process. Interested teachers are encouraged to apply with a school or district colleague.
- Applications will be accepted between December 1, 2013 and January 12, 2014. Participants will be notified of their selection for the program by January 21st.
- Participants will receive 18 Massachusetts PDPs upon successful completion of this professional development program.