Why STEAM? Why Space?
STEAM Space Education Outreach ® supports the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. In supporting this integration along with Space Education and progressive education practices such as Project Based Learning and Social Emotional Learning, it is our hope that we will not only help to create wonderful academic students, but our future's leaders that are ready in ALL WAYS for the exploration and colonization of space. We believe it will be these visionary leaders that will help expand humanity into all corners of our known universe. And it starts right here...
In our classrooms right now sit our future pioneers and leaders for New Worlds. STEAM Space is currently creating a k – 12 Grade curriculum to promote education and preparation for off world settlement. By offering a free curriculum to educators and students which connects classes to businesses in the commercial space community, students can study real world situations for off world problems. Businesses have agreed to mentor students and provide video and data as well as certain scenarios and challenges that they have resolved or are currently working on. Students get to have first-hand communication and experience with successful businesses in the industry.
Global Outreach Initiatives
- International Curriculum
In our classrooms right now sit our future pioneers and leaders for New Worlds. STEAM Space is currently creating a k – 12 Grade curriculum to promote education and preparation for off world settlement. Along with Space Education and progressive education practices such as Project Based Learning and Social Emotional Learning, it is our hope that we will not only help to create wonderful academic students, but our future's leaders that are ready in ALL WAYS for the exploration and colonization of space.
- Business -> School Collaboration
By offering a free curriculum to educators and students which connects classes to businesses in the commercial space community, students can study real world situations for off world problems. Businesses have agreed to mentor students and provide video and data as well as certain scenarios and challenges that they have resolved or are currently working on. Students get to have first-hand communication and experience with successful businesses in the industry.
- Student Conferences (Cities in Space)
- Student Competitions
- International Data Platform
- Social Emotional Learning Strategies (SEL), Project Based Learning (PBL), and Progressive Education Techniques.
From the desk of our SEL Adviser:
“As we move towards space development and colonization, a commitment to Social and Emotional Learning will be vital to its success and the ability for communities to thrive. The leaders who will take us into this next frontier will face questions, scenarios and dilemmas never before experienced. In order to produce viable, reasonable, and ethically sound ideas to food production, legal rights and ownership, sustainability, and medical care, leaders not only need the academic skills to address these and more but they need SEL as well.
Social and Emotional Learning spans much farther than the school playground, circle time or the graduate stage. SEL is a lifetime endeavor that changes and transforms as life transitions. Rooted in 5 key skill sets; Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Self-Management, Responsible Decision Making and Relationship Skills, an SEL understanding, and intentional work is imperative for the future growth and evolution of our world. Subskills of SEL, such as empathy, integrity, resilience, gratitude, intentionality, interpersonal effectiveness, collaboration and conflict management form the bonds of authentic connection between individuals, and groups allowing for powerful innovation, creativity and leadership.
As research has demonstrated, the number one indicator in leadership achievement was not attributed to academics by Universities or Colleges rather, how high the individual scored in the area of empathy with a genuine understanding of self, others and society. These attributes, along with relationship skills, management and responsible decision-making are the keys of triumph in whether you are developing an individual, a classroom, corporation, government, or space colony.”
We won't only need astronauts and engineers.
STEAMSPACE reaches far beyond astronauts, engineers and scientists. Traditional education has favored compartmentalization and separation of skills and academics where now in our Progressive Education world, we integrate. If humans are to truly be successful colonizing a permanent settlement which will thrive and grow every-one is invited, that is to say all types of occupations will be needed. As in the formation of any community, a wide range of skills and specialties are required. From the scientists to the farmers, bankers, historians, architects, artists and musicians – all are necessary.
What better way to have collaboration across the globe and see the value in all than for a student interested in architecture, talking to another in a different part of the world, about art? Or a student discussing the necessity of music in an off-world settlement with a fellow STEAMSPACE student interested in creating a new historical record?
Here at STEAMSPACE, we are about creating a GLOBAL COMMUNITY where ideas can be discussed and students can imagine what could be done differently "Up there" to improve humanity down here.
STEAMSPACE encourages students to find their passions and explore it!
As long as you dream of a career, it can be found in space! Whether it’s becoming an astronaut, studying agriculture, being an artist or one of our future’s great innovators, space has a place for you! Here are some of our topics for STEAMSPACE:
Living on Mars, the Moon or Free Space: The opportunity for YOU will be here faster than you think! In these new environments the needs and opportunities are countless. Can you be a part of it no matter what your passions? New Worlds believes you can!
Space Entrepreneurship: New Space companies are creating a new dimension in world of business and the move into space is happening. Get involved!
WE are Astronauts: No longer a distant image on your television or laptop. The first rounds of private citizens have now visited space. How can that be you?
From Medicine to Life Extension: There is great opportunity and exploration in the world of Science when it comes to space medicine and how we know our bodies.
Artists in Space: Yes artists, there are many places for you in space! Whether it is working on design concepts or aesthetics for colonies and landscaping or capturing the minds and imagination of where our world can go, it is YOU who can help bring these images to life and fulfillment.
Inventors Needed: 3 D printing a wrench for the ISS. Creating a robotic arm that can gather food on Mars. You dream it. You create it. There will be countless needs for inventors and designers in the foreign world of space!
Space Policy: Interested in politics? There are many policies that will be needing to be decided upon and discussed in a new global community regarding space.
Space Farms: As colonies are established in Free Space, the moon and Mars, these settlements must be self-sufficient providing citizens with food and resources. The ancient art of agriculture will be a must for survival!
Green Space: Solar powered settlements which are self-sustaining with a low foot print are things to consider for colonization. By investing our minds and efforts into creating a clean safe environment out there, we can continue to improve upon our environment down here!