Blog posts tagged with 'curriculum'

A New Study from the University of Chicago Proves that Simply Talking to Children About STEM Fields Can Boost Their Test Scores–Amazing!!

The findings, published Jan. 17, 2017 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show a 12 percentage-point increase on the math and science ACT for students whose parents were provided with information on how to effectively convey the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The same students also are likely to be more interested in pursuing STEM careers, including taking STEM classes in college and having a favorable impression of the fields.

The research by Christopher S. Rozek, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago, and colleagues at Northwestern University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Virginia provides new insights as policymakers in the United States look to increase the number of students going into the STEM fields. A strong pipeline of STEM graduates is seen as critical for economic growth and global competitiveness, with recent international tests ranking the United States 35th in math achievement and 27th in science achievement.

Anytime Drama knows first-hand how sparking children’s interests in STEAM subjects at a young age can help them develop skill sets that will increase their comprehension and understanding of the world. Check out how our curriculum can help your children here. To read more on the recent STEM study and other great articles, visit our friends at

Anytime Drama STEAMs Things Up – We Are the “A” in STEAM!

So what is STEAM education all about and why are educators moving from STEM to STEAM?

The STEM-to-STEAM movement has been grabbing the attention of educators and employers for a number of years and is rapidly advancing as an important influence on education that fully meets the needs of a 21st century world. STEM education by itself misses key elements that many employers, educators, and parents have voiced as critical factors that our children need in order to thrive in future generations.

The acronym STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. All of these items, placed together in various combinations, guide student’s critical-thinking processes and engages them in experimental learning. Working through skill sets creatively makes students do more than just learn – it makes them innovate!

Anytime Drama is the “A” in STEAM and brings curriculum to students starting as young as 18 months and moving all the way to 18 years old! Let Anytime Drama help you fill all your skill set needs. Visit us at today!