STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking.
    • STEAM is an integrated approach to learning which requires an intentional connection between standards, assessments and lesson design/implementation.
    •  Inquiry, collaboration, and an emphasis on process-based learning are the heart of the STEAM approach.
    •  Utilizing and leveraging the integrity of the arts themselves is essential to an authentic STEAM initiative. 
    Riley, Susan. (2014) No permission required bringing STEAM to life in K-12 schools.  Maryland: Visionyst Press Printing.