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STEAM Makers

STEAM Makers
Fostering Creativity and Innovation in the Elementary Classroom

© 2016 | 168 pages | Corwin

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

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
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

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 1 - Learn

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ISBN: 9781506311241

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