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Georgette Yakman is available for consulting, professional development programs and speaking engagements.

STEAM Program Description - Program Description

STEAM Program FAQ - FAQ Document

STEAM is STEM for everyone – advanced and accommodating – socio-ethnic adaptable.

Where is STEAM? - click on pic for larger version
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*this map show a range of people who have been trained in STEAM education including;
whole schools, programs, groups & some single teachers or principals.

In 2011, STEAM Education was adopted across all K-12 Schools in S. Korea.

Certification Packages

  • Educator / Administration Certification - Pre-school, Elementary, Middle, High, Collegiate

    Great for school administrators and educators to learn about STEAM Education.
    Appropriate for museum affiliates and out-of-school program facilitators.

    Learn about Integrated Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts & Math Education:
    why its being done, how it works, how it affects you, your school, your community.
    Practice it and get individual time with its leading researcher and practitioner.

    Come be a part of the next STEAM Education Certification Camp! + PD pts.
     
    • Satellite Training Camp for Individual Educators Information
      UPCOMING
      2014 Camps - On-Line Registration:
      June 26 & 27 - Mosier, OR - PDF
      July 15 & 16 - Phoenix, AZ - PDF *SOLD OUT!
      July 21 & 22 - Winnsboro, SC - PDF *SOLD OUT!
      Both of these camps have long waiting lists


      PAST:
      2014
      May 12 & 13 - New Orleans, LA
      March 26th in Orlando, FL
      January 21st-22nd near Raleigh/Durham, NC
      2013
      August 9th & 10th  near Asheville, NC
      August 14th & 15th  in San Diego, CA
      August 16th & 17th in Los Angeles, CA

 Also offering customized STEAM Education Program Development packages for transitioning to or creating a program.

  • School & Program Certification – Pre-school, Elementary, Middle, High, Collegiate– Museum, Informal Learning Centers, Camps
     
    • Program inquiries Information HERE

Consulting for schools and institutions contracted on an individual basis.

Premier US STEAM Certified School:
University Place Elementary School - Tuscaloosa, AL
This school welcomes other schools to contact them and media inquiries as well.

STEAM Trained Staff can be found at these schools:
Wiley Middle School - Winston-Salem, NC - 2012
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Elkin City Schools - Elkin, NC - 2013
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There were schools and programs from 12 states trained in 2013, not all of them wish to be publicly recognized.

Quotes from Deron Cameron, the principal at University Place Elementary School:

     “STEM skills are critical for every student, but the creativity portion must also be adopted to produce an innovative workforce
. The current curriculum does not have to change. Educators can control STEAM and build on it as needed. STEAM provides a common thread throughout all subjects. By teaching across all fields, the transference of knowledge is directly supported and blended unilaterally.   There are no special labs needed. STEAM was created with special education and gifted students in mind. STEAM correlates with Common Core Standards of Mathematics by making conjectures about meaning, ability to probe, construct viable arguments, utilize hands-on modeling, and express ideas verbally and in written form. STEAM is gifted education throughout the curriculum and all classes.

     “STEAM teaches students by way of reality-based authentic units to synthesize, how to inter-relate, build systems, process acquired facts, and question information by manipulating & observing data in more complex situations. … Teachers can work together to provide in depth coverage of their areas of expertise while reinforcing what students are learning in other specific fields
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Quotes from Sean Gaillard, the principal at Wiley Middle School:

     “STEAM is enhancing the school culture at Wiley. We are seeing  innovative engagement on both the part of our teachers and students.

     “Georgette provides a highly engaging training where teachers are encouraged and supported to reflect and collaborate.

    “Georgette is to staff development what The Beatles are to music.

Quotes from Research Papers on STEAM in Korea:

    “STEAM education has become a crucial issue in Korean education system (Kwon et al., 2009; MEST, 2010; Sanders et al., 2011).

    “The Korean national organizations and professional communities of science and technology (e.g., KOFAC) agreed that the integrative
approach in STEAM disciplines is a critical element to restructure school education (KOFAC, 2011; MEST, 2010). For example, the 2009 revised National Science Curriculum began to express the importance of the ideas of integration and convergence for STEAM education (MEST, 2011). KOFAC (2011) expressed that the implementation of STEAM education in Korea may enhance science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics education. STEAM education can contribute to improve the global literacy of all students in their future of a new global era (MEST, 2010, 2011). Lee et al., 2012.

 INFORMATIVE PROGRAMS & KEYNOTES
Excellent for administrative and legislative audiences as well as educators in the field. Here are a few of the topics that she has been most requested to speak on: - (more info)

STEAM Education - Integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and 
   Mathematics

   A substantiated and reality-based framework for teaching across the disciplines.

Sustainability with STEAM
   Specifically addressing Universal and Program Sustainability Topics

Demystifying STEM
   Making sense of the multiple views of what the emerging concept of STEM is and  
   how to decide which aspects best fit your needs and goals.

epiSTEMology: S-T-E-M Silos Leading to Integrated STEM
   The history of modern education as related to integrated and holistic learning.

Technology Education and STEM: Same but Different
  
How the developing practices of STEM movements relate to the well-established
   field of Technology Education

Building a National STEM Outreach Network
  
How developing STEM programs can work  together to achieve common goals while
   still filling individualized needs for different markets.
 

INTERACTIVE TOPICS

STEAM Inputs, Outputs and Impacts
  
Exploring hands-on lesson plans and reality-based experiments to show the inter-
   connections and reactionary ripple-effects on all other subjects included under the
   ‘silos’ of Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math, including the language and
   social sciences.

STEAM based Go - Baduk – WeiQui
  
An ancient Asian game used to teach purposefully integrated STEM/STEAM
   Education

Around the World in Many Ways
  
An adaptable single lesson or multiple subject based lesson plan revolving around
   transportation systems that represents an example of STEAM based learning.

Quotes from Jeff Pridie - Arts Educators of Minnesota President

    “Your presentation was the talk of the whole day on Friday and well into Saturday.  Walking around and listening to conversations among conference participants and to hear your presentation mentioned as part of their conversation is what the conference is all about.  Teachers where discussing how to integrate, collaborations that could be built with in their buildings. It was the "think" shift AEM was looking for that your keynote inspired. Again thank you for your inspiring words and sharing that with Art Educators of Minnesota.”


Additional Offerings

Customized speeches are available upon request. (more info)

CONTACT HERE.

 

G. Yakman

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Georgette Yakman delivering keynote college commencement address: Virginia Tech, May 2010

G. Yakman delivering keynote college commencement address -- Virginia Tech, May 2010.