STEAM Makers

  • Title:STEAM Makers: Fostering Creativity and Innovation in the Elementary Classroom
  • Author:Jacie Maslyk
  • Publication Date:March 2016
  • Grade Level:K-5
  • ISBN:9781506311241
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

Build the essential 4—creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking!

Go beyond theory and find out how to systematically integrate STEAM and Makerspaces that prepare students for real-world experiences. This engaging resource outlines step-by-step processes to help anyone start their STEAM and Maker journey. Charts, checklists, web links, student stories and teacher challenges help you make meaningful subject area connections and tap your students’ natural curiosity.

District and school leaders will learn to:

  • Develop dedicated makerspaces
  • Integrate STEAM and Making into daily practice
  • Differentiate instruction for all learners
  • Promote a growth and design culture
  • Create a STEAM Maker network
  • Align with core standards and The Next Generation Science Standards

Get students to think more creatively and collaboratively and see them become more engaged in learning that’s both challenging and fun. This go-to-guide shows you how!


Author Bio

Jacie Maslyk, EdD has served in public education over the last 19 years. During that time, she has served in many roles. As a classroom teacher and reading specialist, she worked in both inner-city and suburban school districts. She served as an elementary school principal and Director of Elementary Education for the last ten years, with extensive experience in curriculum, assessment, and instruction. A successful school leader, she was recognized as a National Distinguished Principal finalist in Pennsylvania in 2013 and 2014. Recently, Dr. Maslyk has been named the Assistant Superintendent of the Hopewell Area School District. The author served as an Editorial Advisor for the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Principal Magazine, contributing to several articles. In addition, she has published a number of articles on Response to Intervention and Instruction, school leadership, the Common Core, STEAM education, and the Maker Movement. In 2015, she was awarded the Frank S. Manchester Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PAESSP). She has made dozens of presentations at the local, state, and national level at various conferences and workshops. She presented on STEAM at the annual conference for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

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