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Full STEAM Ahead!

by Patrick Torres, Middle School and High School Program Director

This week, a few of us on staff will be attending the Conference for Community Arts Education in Dallas, put on by the National Guild For Community Arts Education. When we attended this conference last year, we were involved in several discussions with our colleagues across the nation about our desire to turn STEM into STEAM by making the case that the Arts are an essential addition to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for student success in the 21st Century.

I am very excited to continue this conversation at the conference this week to assess our success in adding the arts to STEM over the past year. And just this morning, I came across this article! It looks like our efforts are picking up national momentum. If you take a minute to read the article, you will find some very interesting links and be given an opportunity to sign a petition in support of STEAM.

I believe the arts are essential to student success in the 21st Century, and I hope you will lend your support to this effort.

About creativeactionaustin

We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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