1. Using an integrated STEAM curriculum starting at the elementary grades that includes the creative element of art. Yes, this takes plenty of effort, but is already being done within public schools in California, Colorado, Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia. Each week more U.S. public schools unveil plans to use STEAM at the K-8 grade levels. There are national resources to help teachers get started.
  2. Using project-based learning every day, every week, every year. Certainly this learning approach challenges teachers but it engages a broad range of students. Again, there are national resources that can be tapped such as the renowned Project Lead the Way program that is already in use within the Foster-Glocester Regional Schools and Middletown High School.

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