Reflections from designing a STEAM class for high-risk students.

Author/Artist Bio

Ruth Catchen received her Bachelor of Music degree from American University and her Master of Music degree from The Catholic University of America, both in Vocal Performance, and a Master of Arts from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in curriculum and Instruction/Leadership. After an active performing career, Catchen turned her direction to education and integrated educational programs working to develop arts integrated curriculum programs for schools and school districts. Her passion is to promote excellent instruction that supports teachers and to bring education and the arts to life for children by connecting the arts to other core academics. Currently, Catchen is developing STEAM-mates, an online and iPad integrated application to develop STEM skills through the arts. Catchen is the artist-In-Residence at Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs where she develops curriculum to integrate the arts into STEM curriculum.

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