Create meaningful and transformative K-5 STEAM learning experiences for each and every student. Make the most of your limited instructional time and become part of the Step into STEAM movement! Seamlessly design and implement K-5 STEAM inquiries that align carefully to key mathematics and science content and practices and prepare elementary students for their bright futures. Taking an opposite approach to existing resources that provide collections of disjointed STEAM activities, this book empowers teachers and schools to build cohesive and sustainable STEAM infrastructures—grounded in grade-level standards and purposeful assessment—to deepen the mathematics and science learning of each and every student.

What Frameworks Can Guide How I Engage Students in STEAM?

Chapter three what frameworks can guide how i engage students in steam?


Robust STEAM instruction can occur through a variety of evidence-based frameworks. This chapter addresses the following:

  • What frameworks should I use to teach STEAM? You will learn about how problem-based learning and design thinking offer unique frameworks through which to teach STEAM.

This chapter will help you learn how to use the frameworks of problem-based learning and design thinking to teach STEAM and consider how to maximize these approaches in your classroom.

Inquiry-Based Instruction

Generally speaking, STEAM teaching and learning falls under the broad umbrella of ...

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