STEAM education for English learners
from Erick Herrmann
Educators all over the world are familiar with the importance of STEM as critical skills in the 21st century. Employers are looking for students who are proficient in these content areas as pathways to college and career readiness. Some have included another letter acronym in this abbreviation, an "a" for "art." This iteration creates the acronym STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and math. While it is easy to recognize the importance of integrating these areas into instruction, when working with English learners, teachers may feel that there are challenges or issues that arise for implementing deep STEAM instruction with this population.
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