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Arts Critical to STEM Learning Says Secretary of Education
Arts Critical to STEM Learning Says Secretary of Education
Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. talked to the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday and emphasized the importance of a well-rounded education for every student in America. More, he acknowledged the vital role of the art...
3 ways innovative schools advance maker learning for all
3 ways innovative schools advance maker learning for all
In March 2016, Digital Promise and Maker Ed issued a call-to-action for school leaders around the country to commit to growing the next generation of American makers. Over 1,400 U.S. school leaders have answered the call by signing the Maker Promise. F...
Kids code their own 3D creations with new blocks-based design program
Kids code their own 3D creations with new blocks-based design program
On a recent Saturday at Einstein�s Workshop, a maker space outside Boston, boisterous kids were busy with Legos, mini motors and gears, magnetic tiles, pipe cleaners, posterboard, markers and tape. In a side room, about a dozen elementary and middle sc...
Does Creating Art Make People Happier?
Does Creating Art Make People Happier?
In a perfect world, who should have access to the arts? Among artists, arts administrators, and arts educators the answer is likely to be unanimous: �Everyone!� And yet for the most part, that conviction is based on little more than gut instinct and pe...