STEAM Leadership Program

Lean into your STEAM Identity

CA State Certificate of Achievement as a STEAM Instructional Leader PLUS 12 Quarter Units from Foothill College

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Driving Excellence: Lead with STEAM

The STEAM Leadership Program offers an invigorating learning experience for educators aspiring to lead and inspire in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Inclusively designed to transform student and adult learning. The STEAM Leadership program is an excellent starting point for individuals looking to dive into KCI’s offerings. 

STEAM Power: Shaping Future Leaders & Learners

  • Empower yourself to conquer challenges with an assets-based approach and collective wisdom.
  • Integrate Design Thinking and Nonviolent Communication as core methodologies to address and solve problems with a robust framework for navigating obstacles.
  • Navigate pitfalls and drive positive change, enriching you and your students’ educational journeys.
  • Confront and navigate the challenges of integrating STEAM, from resistance within educational institutions to finding effective ways to engage students across diverse learning styles.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Earn a Ca Certificate of Achievement as a STEAM Instructional Leader and 12 quarter units from Foothill College.
  • Design interdisciplinary lessons using innovative strategies and assets-based approaches, transforming education into a more inclusive and engaging experience.
  • Create enriched, dynamic learning environments that value diversity, foster belonging and empower students to confidently explore their potential in STEAM fields.
  • Apply new skills through practical workshops, ongoing mentorship, and a collaborative community platform.
  • Foster a culture among classrooms and colleagues that values all perspectives and potentials, leading students to explore STEAM fields and develop their STEAM identities.

Skills You Will Learn:

  • Artificial Intelligence Integration
  • Computer Science & Coding
  • Identity and Belonging in STEM
  • Integration of ART into STEM
  • Design Thinking
  • Laboratory Design
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Constructivist Listening
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Collaboration

Conceptual Syllabus Themes:

Summer-intensive Week:

  • Land and Body Acknowledgement
  • Storytelling
  • Equity Leadership Framework
  • Equity Imperative
  • Concept Mapping
  • SEL Practices
  • Phenomena in NGSS
  • Designing a Lantern (Geometry and Art)
  • Building Thinking Classrooms
  • Community and STEAM Leadership
  • Four Art Processes
  • Eight Mathematical Practices
  • ISTE Student Standards
  • NGSS Science and Engineering Practices
  • Anchor ELA Standards
  • Design Thinking in the Engineering process
  • Artificial Intelligence and STEAM Lesson Planning
  • Math Language Routine for Language Learners
  • Micro:bits and Computer Science
  • Project Work Time

Follow-up Days:

  • Integration of computer science in STEAM
  • Integration of engineering in STEAM
  • Integrated Unit Development
  • Genius Hour Projects
  • Project Work Time

STEAM Leadership Background:

Since its inception, the Krause Center for Innovation (KCI) has been dedicated to enhancing STEM education through the innovative use of educational technology. Initially focusing on how technology can enhance teaching, KCI then introduced two key programs: EMPowered, targeting the application of the Common Core’s eight mathematical practices for grades 4 and 5, and the Faculty Academy for Mathematics Excellence (FAME), aimed at integrating best practices and technology in mathematics for grades 6-10. In 2021, KCI expanded its scope with the launch of the STEAM Leadership Program, adding Art to STEM to foster identity and belonging. This program quickly became KCI’s flagship initiative for diversity, equity, and inclusion, embedding DEI and culturally relevant practices across all STEM subjects.

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