GoSTEAM is a 5-year partnership between the Georgia Tech, preK-12 schools and other organizations in the metro-Atlanta area, led by Georgia Tech's Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC). GoSTEAM will create models of sustainable, school-based, curricular and extracurricular programs that focus on the fields of Computer Science, Engineering, Invention, and Entrepreneurship, while integrating the arts (including Visual Arts, Media Arts, Dramatic Arts/Theatre, Dance and Music) in authentic and compelling ways that promote positive STEAM identity. As part of GoSTEAM, teachers in CEISMC's Georgia Intern Fellowships for Teacher (GIFT) program will be paired throughout the year with innovative partners hired through the Innovators in Residence program. These teacher-innovator teams will work in schools to engage preK-12 students in creative STEAM-focused experiences and to promote vertical teaming between schools, universities and the community.
The robust GoSTEAM program evaluation will determine the effects of the initiative on student outcomes such as engagement, academic self-efficacy, and CTAE pathway completion, as well as 21st Century Skills such as problem-solving, teamwork and collaboration. It will also explore teacher impacts, including teaching self-efficacy, the development of teacher social networks, and teacher collaboration. GoSTEAM will ultimately deliver thoroughly assessed model interventions that authentically integrate the arts into computer science and engineering and that can be disseminated to other schools and districts.