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Sesame Street Goes From STEM To STEAM In Their 43rd Season

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Aug 29, 2012

In season 43 of Sesame Street, the show remains on top of the educational and social needs of its preschool audience by continuing its focus on STEM education, but this year they'll be adding the “arts” to the equation, creating STEAM. The cornerstone of the curriculum will remain the connection between the four main domains: science, technology, engineering and mathematics, but the updated approach will integrate the arts. This helps make learning STEM concepts relevant and enticing to young children by highlighting how artists use STEM knowledge to enhance their art or solve problems. It also provides context for the importance of STEM knowledge in careers in the arts.

“As STEM topics continue to be a critical area of a preschooler’s early education, it is important to allow children to explore these concepts through various channels, especially the arts,” said Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, SVP of Education and Research at Sesame Workshop. “Incorporating the arts into our STEM curriculum was an exciting and natural addition, as Sesame Street has always used music, visual and performing arts as tools to educate and entertain children.”

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