STEAM education

9 ways to STEAM up your classroom

Arts and creativity, coupled with strong STEM skills, can help students excel in college and the workforce

STEM and STEAM are all the rage these days, and for good reason–the skills students take away from STEM and STEAM classes help them succeed in advanced education classes, training programs, and the workforce.

One junior high school in Texas has made it a mission to engage all students in different aspects of STEAM, because, as the educators say, students are propelled further into STEM exploration when they use their creative drive.

Those STEAM experiences are important regardless of students’ eventual careers. Even if students don’t pursue jobs in tech fields like computer programming or engineering, the skills they learn are easily applied in other fields.

At Celeste Junior High School in the Celeste Independent School District in Texas, students are engaged in a variety of STEAM experiences in an effort to help build those critical skills.

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Laura Ascione

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