STEAM-Powered Classroom is passionate about kids, creative learning, and all the families and educators seeking new ways to approach education – replacing rote memorization and testing with methods that are dynamic, student-centered, project-based, problem-solving, messy, and exciting. We want to support you along your education path. If you’re a homeschooler, hybrid learner, public or private educator, or student, you’ll find tons of ideas, education philosophy, videos, books, and other fabulous resources on this website. We are all about Awesome Learning, no matter where or how it’s done.
The images above will direct you to four major components of what we offer here, and you can navigate further through the drop-down categories above. Click on any page of the website, and you’ll see a side-bar with more navigation options, including a search bar. So click around! Comment and email and chat, because we love to talk to you. And welcome to the STEAM-Powered Classroom community!
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Rebecca does a lot of freelance writing for other education journals, which you should check out through our About the Authors link up top. Gwyn is available for a variety of workshops designed to inspire your creativity, whether you are homeschooling, considering hybrid learning, looking to form a micro-school, or are public or private school professionals. She can even help you create or rejuvenate your school’s library. Check out the Workshops link for more information!
Why STEAM-Powered Classroom?
The emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) has swept our country’s educational reform movement, as has the general feeling that we are short-changing our students in these areas. However, many advocates feel the arts are also an area where we are woefully lacking, and its omission is stunting our kids’ development of creativity and out-of-the-box thinking; these folks add the letter “A” for arts, creating the acronym “STEAM.” At STEAM-Powered Classroom, we are generous to the “A” and let it include the humanities and music as well.
We feel that the empathy, critical thinking, and human expression gained from studying the humanities and the arts are essential to helping us develop as thoughtful human beings. We also feel that connecting kids to STEM careers is only one of many positive outcomes of a vibrant, interdisciplinary education.
…honoring the parts of education that work while tinkering with them,
making them more funky, more relevant, and more beautiful.
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