Brenda Major (pictured left) and Lynn Williams (pictured right) have been teaching art to K-8th grade students at High Meadows School for more than 16 years. They combine experience in marketing, graphic design, technology, fine arts, teaching and learning for an expanded perspective of art as core to a quality education. Brenda and Lynn serve on the High Meadows Innovation Leadership Team, with the goal of empowering both teachers and students to engage more deeply with all subject matter through arts integration.
The popularity and push for STEM learning is gathering STEAM, as educators increasingly recognise the power of integrating Art with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths curricula. This approach recognises Art as core to the development of creativity and thinking skills critical to problem-solving. The art programme here at High Meadows School - a progressive, independent, international Baccalaureate (IB) school - supports inquiry-based learning that departs from a siloed approach.