Qualities of a STEAM Teacher

STEAM teachers have a passion for watching young minds grow. STEAM teachers align their instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math as pathways to guide student inquiry, discussions, and critical thinking.  They pose thought-provoking questions that empower students to be curious learners who seek creative solutions to real-world problems; this helps them develop the soft and hard skills necessary to succeed in college, their careers, and wherever else life takes them.

STEAM teachers help students develop the capacity to:

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  • Take thoughtful risks
  • Engage in meaningful learning activities
  • Become resilient problem solvers 
  • Embrace and appreciate collaboration
  • Work through the creative process
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STEAM Teachers Must be Able to…

  • * Intentionally connect standards, assessments, and lessons that integrate science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts
  • * Develop lessons that include two or more standards from science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts in their lesson plans and assessments
  • * Put inquiry, collaboration, and process-based learning at the heart of the curriculum
  • * Leverage the integrity of the arts to create an authentic and meaningful learning environment

STEAM Teachers Collaborate to

  • plan STEAM lessons using Fresno Unified’s Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum to integrate science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics
  • adjust both student and teacher schedules to accommodate STEAM-based lesson plans, including time for refinement, and reflection
  • receive and implement professional development in STEAM practices, principles, and supports
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