Resource Library

The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) reviews a variety of resources, ranging from guidance documents, research papers, and policy briefs to tools and websites aimed at supporting state and local education agency leadership in making decisions about their standards, assessment programs, and accountability systems. Reviewed resources are added monthly. 

From STEM to STEAM: Integrating the Arts

In this webinar, educators David Sousa and Tom Pilecki present research on, and strategies for connecting STEM and the arts. The webinar and accompanying slide presentation discussed the need for STEAM in classroom instruction, teacher-tested professional learning strategies for fitting the arts...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 686
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 14:54

Creativity at the Core Education Modules

Creativity at the Core is a California statewide initiative that provides professional learning modules focused on many key topics that support arts learning and Common Core Standards. The modules are free and hosted by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association...

Number of views: 317
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 14:46

STEAM Georgia: Guiding Document for STEAM Certification

Georgia Department of Education provides STEAM certifications to whole schools or programs within schools. This guidance document provides definitions to help schools understand what is included in a STEAM education. The STEAM Georgia webpage, where this document is housed, includes other helpful...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,938
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 14:42

South Carolina STEAM Implementation Continuum

“The purpose of the South Carolina STEAM Implementation Continuum is to provide statewide guidance and consistency with regard to STEAM implementation. To accomplish that purpose, the document sets forth a common language for STEAM implementation and establishes indicators in a continuum format...

Number of views: 965
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 14:38

A Blueprint for Creative Schools

The task force from the createCA coalition authored this guidance document which presented critical issues in education and made a series of policy recommendations to embed the arts into the fabric of the educational system. Two overarching themes are found throughout the Blueprint: infusing the 4...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 617
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 14:28

Artful Connections with Math

Lesson plans and training videos for 2nd and 3rd grade teachers are provided by the Armory Center for the Arts. The purpose of the lesson plans is to to advance learning and achievement in math among struggling student populations. The lessons are hands-on to engage and motivate all styles of...

Number of views: 350
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 14:15

ArtsEdge: Lesson Finder

ArtsEdge is the Kennedy Center’s free, digital resource site for teaching and learning in - and through - the arts. The Lesson Finder webpage is a searchable portal to hundreds of K-12 arts-based lesson plans and projects for classroom and afterschool.  

Number of views: 479
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 14:06

STEM to STEAM: Resources Toolkit

  Edutopia has curated three collections related to STEAM: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education. These collections contain resources on integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM. These collections will help teachers plan...

Number of views: 1,380
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 13:55

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