Barrow County School System
STEAM Integration Coordinator
STEAM in the Barrow County School System
In the Barrow County School System, STEAM education is an integrated instructional approach where any core content is experienced by the students in ways that recognize, emphasize, or utilize any combination of the following.
The best examples deliberately create a seamless integration of these elements. Teachers designing such instruction could scientifically think of STEAM as a compound versus a mixture, where the components cannot be separated by simple means. Students engaged in STEAM learning are expected to utilize all four C’s of 21st Century Skills: Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, and Critical Thinking. Pedagogically, STEAM is very student-focused, project- or problem-based, and always includes some form of student presentation or performance. This performance aspect of STEAM is where Arts-integrated teaching practices become a powerful tool in the hands of the instructor. The purpose of STEAM is to maximize student engagement in ways that support student ownership of learning.
Important STEAM Links:
We would like to thank all the partners that support our efforts to make learning relevant, purposeful, and engaging for our students. All of our STEAMmates bring unique enhancements to our educational program that help us Build Our Learning Differently in the Barrow County School System.
STEAM Integration Contacts:
STEAM Integration Coordinator Lee Bane