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K-8 STEAM. Trinh Pham, M.Ed Gene Wachtel , M.Ed. Objectives. Data- sharing A brief introduction to K-8 STEAM pathways Funding. Why STEAM vs STEM?. A framework for teaching of how people learn naturally Change to STEAM education ecosystem

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Trinh Pham, M.Ed

Gene Wachtel, M.Ed



  • Data- sharing

  • A brief introduction to K-8 STEAM pathways

  • Funding

Why steam vs stem


  • A framework for teaching of how people learn naturally

  • Change to STEAM education ecosystem

  • To apply firsthand knowledge of Art & Design education

  • To integrate STEAM in our K-8 education through DesignMaker

  • To attract more girls to the field

  • To fund a school-wide STEAM program

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Plant Sow the seeds of wonder, inquiry, problem-solving and critical thinking

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Improve STEAM education throughcultivating a rich STEAM education environment

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Harvest a diverse STEAM workforce through internship, fellowship and employment programs

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Impact the Nation’s ability to compete and innovate globally

Data sharing

Data Sharing

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Change in MSP Achievement Gaps

Family Income -- Mathematics

The line is the gap in proficiency. Does it decrease (close) over time?

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K-8 Pathway

Program of study

Program of Study

Example of possible pathway through a multi-year technology challenge:

  • K-3 Activity: Gravity Car

  • 4-5 Activity: DC Motor Car or Robotics Car

  • 6-8 Activity: CO2Dragster

  • 9-10 Activity: Remote Control Car

  • 11-12 Activity: Remote Control Solar Vehicle

  • 5th Year/WWU VRI Department/UW SAE Engineering Department

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Curriculum Mapping for Technology Challenge

Turn talk

Turn & Talk

In groups of 2-3 (or more), create a program of study of one of the following topics and share:

  • Flight

  • Communications

  • Programming

  • Space

  • Biotechnology

  • Nanotechnology

  • Or create your own topic

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Diffusion Model of Innovation



Basic education allotment bea

Basic Education Allotment (BEA)

  • Established by individual school districts – consult your district’s finance director, deputy superintendent and/or superintendent

Sample of a few outside grants

Sample of a Few Outside Grants

  • American for the Arts

  • Lowes’ Grant

  • Lowes Partnership

  • Home Depot Partnership

  • Metlife Grant and other personal grants

  • iGrants

  • F5

  • Boeing Foundation

  • Microsoft Matching Grant

  • PTSA

  • Shoreline Public School Foundation Grant

  • Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Grant

Career technical education cte

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

  • Grades 7-12 funding only

  • Carl Perkins Grant

  • State iGrants

  • WA STEM Grants

  • Boeing Foundation Grants

  • And all other grants that come across our desks

Questions concerns thoughts


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Leaders Are Key

Gene wachtel trinh pham

Gene WachtelTrinh Pham

Brewing Innovations

[email protected]


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