Our programs are designed to address all forms of bias, prejudice, and discrimination based on: race, color, gender, physical attributes, socio-economic status, class, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, education, housing, incarceration, probation, health, mental status, age, national origin, etc.
I am also an amateur artist, expressing my talent on my first ever leaded glass "masterpiece" (pictured above) that I crafted over 30 years ago. I wanted to capture the San Francisco fog, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Transamerica Pyramid, the downtown buildings, and the SF 49ers, I love San Francisco, California, the city of my birth. But, I have to work overtime to prepare our most neglected students to learn the skills necessary to compete in this technology driven economy. Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Health, Education, & Arts are the knowledge cornerstones of my STEM2HEArts K-14 Career & Technical Education Learning Centers. We are going to bring this powerful learning tool to students residing in subsidized housing, group homes, foster care, and juvenile detention centers.
WHAT DOES ART HAVE TO DO WITH STEM EDUCATION?
Leonardo DaVinci was not only a great artist, he was also a technological innovator, and inventor. Art is a cornerstone of design thinking. We must teach design thinking to all of our students through hands-on learning activities conducted in groups, or teams. The STEM2Equity Blog is focused on breaking down the barriers that prevent Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity in all sectors of our global tech oriented economy. Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity are all fingers on the same hand. Sometimes you have to raise your hand to get the attention of the powers that be. Join me in raising a hand to teach our students the skills they will need to compete in a global tech economy. www.stem2hearts.com