News Release: Art in Action on Udemy!

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Art in Action Launches STEAM Course on Udemy
online course gives “how­ to” on arts-­integrated curriculum development

May 27, 2015
For Immediate Release

Menlo Park, CA­­– Art in Action, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing comprehensive visual arts curricula to schools everywhere, has launched a free program on Udemy. The online course, “STEAM ON!” provides comprehensive, step-­by-­step instructions on creating a collaborative STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) curriculum in schools. It is made possible by a generous grant from Udemy and is available to the public on Udemy.com.

Students in the course follow a series of brief lectures that describe each aspect of arts-integrated lesson development. Using Art in Action’s recently-developed STEAM unit on the fibonacci sequence and spirals in nature and art as an example, the course is designed to give teachers, education providers and parent volunteers confidence and skills to integrate a visual arts lesson with math and science.

Art in Action Executive Director Jeffrey Dollinger explained, “We are excited to partner with Udemy to share our visual art education knowledge with teachers and parents. We believe this is a great way to help schools understand just how easy and rewarding it can be to integrate art, science and math concepts into lessons that engage and inspire students.”

“The Udemy Social Innovation program supports nonprofits pursuing positive social change by awarding course creation grants,” says Meg Evans, Manager of Social Innovation at Udemy. “We’re incredibly excited to support Art in Action in their important work to integrate more STEAM education in schools and are thrilled by the outcome of their course.”

For more information on the course or to sign up visit https://www.udemy.com/steam­on/.

 

Media Contact:  Mary Ellison; 650-566-8339, ext. 210; maryellison@artinaction.org


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