Art education is important in the development of creativity within children and serves as an outlet for student expression. When school budgets are cut, art programs are traditionally the first to be eliminated. All of the talk about STEM has over shadowed the decline of art education programs in P-12 schools. We believe the integration of art into STEM education is a viable solution.
The “No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act” of 2001 was created to implement standardized tests to measure student success and teacher performance (accountability). Ten years later, the education system is still experiencing educational disparities due to the lack of well-prepared and qualified teachers in critical areas such as math, science and literacy. American students will continue to lack skills to compete in a global market regardless of demographic and racial backgrounds without the proper resources mentioned.
CSTEM was recognized as one of the 20 finalists for the 2011 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Awards. CSTEM was chosen by a committee of leading education experts for its success in identifying, promoting and implementing best practices that strengthen education strategies. (http://www.wise-qatar.org/) If chosen as one of the six winners, CSTEM will be […]
The CSTEM Project GRAD Summer Camp 2011 was a complete success! The students were excited to showcase their completed work from the Robotics, Green (Eco-Friendly), Creative Writing and Art classes.
Yesterday, some of the CSTEM Project GRAD summer camp students joined Deborah Duncan on KHOU Great Day Houston. The episode featured a discussion about the increasing number of technology innovators. A group of our students attended the taping and camp participant, Sergio Cruz showed spectators a new use of the smart phone as a remote […]
Program gives students career options by Elahe Izadi Seventh-grader Elvis Jimenez of Riverdale said he never really thought much about sea turtles, but since January, he has voluntarily been spending time during and after school shooting and producing video segments about saving the aquatic reptiles. “I care about it now, because we have a chance […]
Innovative Thinking Leads to Innovative Actions, which result in creative solutions that otherwise might not have derived from a preplanned strategy in a binder on your shelf, or a folder in your computer. By Reagan Flowers, PhD CSTEM subscribes to the notion that students must learn how to think critically and creatively, just as much […]