Starting STEAM

Published on Nov 18, 2015

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STEAM your Engines

Starting a STEM / STEAM Program In Your Building 
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Where do we begin?

Begin with the end in mind.

Grant Wiggins
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Are you

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Math
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Or are you

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Arts
  • Math
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1. Get the vibe. Get excited about what STEM could do for your classoom.

2. Find a room
Get empty shoeboxes.

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3) Start searching for examples of curricula.

You can set up your STEAM lab in 3 ways:

  • Buy all of the 'canned' kits and expensive stuff
  • Go to Walmart or the Dollar Store
  • "acquire" or "procure" supplies that are in your building.

Places to look

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The NJ STEM Twitter Trinity

  • @kjarrett
  • @geekyteach
  • @davezirk
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STEM Essentials

  • Makey-Makey kits
  • Sphero
  • LEGO Education
  • Rasberry Pi
  • MinecraftEDU

STEM Essentials

  • marshmallows
  • plastic silverware
  • duct tape
  • popsicle sticks
  • play dough
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STEM Essentials

  • Excess office supplies
  • scrap paper
  • tape
  • glue
  • pipe cleaners
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