When art is used to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), it can impact students’ understanding and retention of key concepts and vocabulary. Both fields observe, describe, and imitate our natural world, which is important as students advance in STEM and art. When students are equipped with knowledge of these fields, it improves economic development and allows children to see themselves as collaborators, problem solvers and critical thinkers.
ArtLight Global bridges the fields of STEM and ART by offering hands on workshops for teachers and students that help improve learning and motivation for underprivileged students. We focus our work at the middle school and high school years because research shows that is when students lose interest in STEM and prefer not to enter STEM fields after graduation.
We work in the areas of:
Integrating ART through STEM: STEAM
Mindfulness Education for Teachers and Students
OUR OBJECTIVES & VALUES
CONNECTING STEM WITH EVERYDAY LIFE.
STEM exists everywhere, and our workshops facilitates this understanding. When students understand that STEM is a part of their daily lives, it increases their motivation to learn and progress. In addition, integrating ART with STEM allows STEM to not be an isolated subject, but a springboard for other academic areas.
ADDRESSING DIFFERENTIATED LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM.
Integrating ART into STEM education engages a variety of learners with different abilities, therefore strengthening connections to concepts and leading to greater conceptual understanding. It also provides students with multiple opportunities to communicate STEM ideas (drawing, writing, discussions).
INCREASING MOTIVATION TO LEARN.
When we show students the connections between STEM and ART they began to cultivate the tools, activities, and experiences which will not only motivate them in school, but it will also help them better navigate the world around them.
TEACHING STEM WITH ART USING COST EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES.
We value the local resources, surroundings, and environment children grow up in and address these resources and knowledge into our workshops. By focusing on the local resources available to students we are able to conduct our workshops cost effectively.