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STEAM Makers

Fostering Creativity and Innovation in the Elementary Classroom

This engaging resource outlines step-by-step processes to help schools and districts confidently design and integrate STEAM and Maker programming that aligns with core standards and NGSS.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506311241
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2016
  • Page Count: 168
  • Publication date: March 11, 2016

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Build the essential 4—creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking!

Go beyond theory and find out how to systematically integrate STEAM and Makerspaces that prepare students for real-world experiences. This engaging resource outlines step-by-step processes to help anyone start their STEAM and Maker journey. Charts, checklists, web links, student stories and teacher challenges help you make meaningful subject area connections and tap your students’ natural curiosity.

District and school leaders will learn to:

  • Develop dedicated makerspaces
  • Integrate STEAM and Making into daily practice
  • Differentiate instruction for all learners
  • Promote a growth and design culture
  • Create a STEAM Maker network
  • Align with core standards and The Next Generation Science Standards

Get students to think more creatively and collaboratively and see them become more engaged in learning that’s both challenging and fun. This go-to-guide shows you how!

"More than ever before, schools are being called on to create cultures of innovation, moving to learning that is personalized, relevant, and full of rigorous and authentic opportunities for all students. STEAM Makers provides invaluable insight into the necessary shifts in instructional pedagogy needed to create learning environments and opportunities that are future ready.”
Thomas C. Murray
Future Ready Schools, Alliance for Excellent Education

"This book will make you want to be better for kids. With compelling examples, provocative questions, and a pragmatic roadmap, STEAM Makers cuts through the jargon and offers readers a vision of the future of education. Jacie Maslyk masterfully empowers readers to be dreamers and change-makers."
Dr. Brad Gustafson
Elementary Principal, Digital Innovation in Learning Award (DILA) winner

Key features

  • Charts, checklists, and other visuals provide guidance to readers
  • Photos allow readers to truly see these exciting programs in action
  • Helpful text features include “Key Ideas,” which summarize each chapter and “Expanding Your Thinking,” which provides readers with reflection questions that are ideal for professional development
  • Graphic organizers and side bars help clarify concepts
  • Chapters include more than 90 QR codes linking to relevant web resources for readers including technology components that can be used to enhance STEAM and Making programming

International Selling Points:
  • Shows how Making when combined with STEAM Education brings functional literacy to all students
  • Highlights hands-on and technology-based activities that promote the development of 21st century skills, preparing students for college, career, and beyond
  • Includes harts, checklists, graphic organizers, side bars, “Key Ideas,” and “Expanding Your Thinking” to help clarify and summarize key concepts
  • Features more than 90 QR codes linked to web resources, including technology components to enhance STEAM and Making programming



Jacie Maslyk photo

Jacie Maslyk

Jacie Maslyk, EdD has served in public education over the last 19 years. During that time, she has served in many roles. As a classroom teacher and reading specialist, she worked in both inner-city and suburban school districts. She served as an elementary school principal and Director of Elementary Education for the last ten years, with extensive experience in curriculum, assessment, and instruction. A successful school leader, she was recognized as a National Distinguished Principal finalist in Pennsylvania in 2013 and 2014. Recently, Dr. Maslyk has been named the Assistant Superintendent of the Hopewell Area School District.

The author served as an Editorial Advisor for the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Principal Magazine, contributing to several articles. In addition, she has published a number of articles on Response to Intervention and Instruction, school leadership, the Common Core, STEAM education, and the Maker Movement. In 2015, she was awarded the Frank S. Manchester Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PAESSP). She has made dozens of presentations at the local, state, and national level at various conferences and workshops. She presented on STEAM at the annual conference for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

The author is also involved in a variety of STEAM and Making initiatives in the field of education. She served on the Advisory Board for the Mobile MAKESHOP at the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum and led one of the first elementary schools serving as a mobile maker site. She is also on the Spark Advisory Committee for the Sprout Fund, a national organization that supports innovative ideas and provides funds for catalyzing change in the areas of creativity, innovation, and cultivating connected communities.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



About the Author


Chapter 1. Learn

Chapter 2. Change

Chapter 3. Fail

Chapter 4. Connect

Chapter 5. Build

Chapter 6. Network

Chapter 7. Start


References and Additional Resources




Price: $39.95
Volume Discounts applied in Shopping Cart

For Instructors

Request Review Copy

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