If you Google “STEM, STEAM, Art, Drama, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics,” or any other educational “buzz” word, you’ll find varying definitions, explanations and opinions on the subject. You’ll also find educators commenting about whether or not activities and curriculum meet the standards they are trying to fill. Great educators can always find ways to make curriculum fit their needs, but what if they could cover multiple subjects with just one activity or exercise as well–with the Anytime Drama curriculum–they can!
Most people have heard of the term “STEM Education” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and now the buzz centers around the term “STEAM” adding in the “A–Arts” to make the explanation more well-rounded and accurate. The truth is that STEM activities naturally involve the arts in the areas of: product design, verbal and written communication, and marketing.
What is important is that all students have confidence in multiple subjects and become well-rounded, quality-educated young people that use communication and expression to make informed decisions in our technically-focused world that will positively impact the global community as whole. If we equip children to be mindful in subjects like math and science as well as arts and humanities, then we can look forward to a very capable and creative future workforce of tomorrow.