"STEAM- Powered by the Arts" will be hosted by the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance and faciliated by Maria Barbosa. With hands-on activities, participants will explore atrans-disciplinary learning approach, STEAM, where students create art-related"products" to solve real-world problems. To overcome the complexity of integratingfive disciplines, we will examine ways to achieve shared educational objectivesand fluid collaboration. Motivated byauthentic problems and guided by enticing driving questions, participants willwalk through the process of drafting a STEAM unit plan. Resources and activities will be part of aGoogle Classroom site accessible after the event.
Maria Barbosa was born in Brazil and lives in Frederick,Maryland. She received a B.S. from the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, anM.S. from the Escola Paulista de Medicina, and a Ph.D. from the University ofCalifornia, Riverside. She was working as a Cell Biologist at the NationalInstitutes of Health when she decided to commit her efforts to art andeducation. Her installations and artist’s books exhibit nationally andinternationally. Her work is in the collections of The National Institutes ofHealth, the Getty Research Institute, the Art Institute of Chicago, CornellUniversity, and The National Museum of Women in the Arts. Barbosa was a workshopleader for the Kennedy Center, a Master Teaching Artists for MATI, and aco-founder of TAI/YAMD. Barbosa gives workshops on arts integration around thecountry and abroad. She is an Arts Integration and STEAM consultant for PrinceGeorge's County Public Schools, director of the Prince George’s County ArtistTeacher Institute (PGATI), co-director of the 21st Century Instituteat Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the founding president of GAIN,Global Arts Integration Network. GAIN is a non-profit organization that fostersinternational collaboration among teachers and the use of arts-integrated andSTEAM approaches around the world.
Date: Friday, September 22nd
Where: The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center (40 S Carroll St, Frederick, MD 21701)
Cost: Free for Frederick County and Washington County residents and teachers. $30 general registration.
Parking: Parking is available in the garage located next door to the Delaplaine.
Breakfast and refreshments will be provided.