Integrating Music and Arts into STEM curriculum with creative STEAM-focused experiences

GoSTEAM Project Documentation

Projects listed below are the results of our Innovator In Residence’s, Lead Innovators, and Coaches engagement. 

Charolettes Web, 2023

Meadow Creek High School 
Engineering + Music Tech
+Theater/Drama

In the spring of 2023, Meadow Creek High School Theater Teacher John King put on a play Charolettes Web, telling the story of a lucky pig who is shown what an unconventional family looks like.

The stage design was approached through the lens of basic engineering and mathematics. Focus was one up cycling of previously used stage flats and platforms.

Students were organized into groups: Actors, Costuming, Sound/Lighting and Set Building/Props.

As a collaboration, Mr. Budners Music Technology students worked with Mr. Kings Sound/Lighting students to provide the sound cues that best suited the plays atmosphere. Additionally, Mr. Budner’s students were tasked with creating original motifs for each character of the play.

The link below is a full document of the Clock and Set building process.

These Shining Lives, 2022

Meadow Creek High School +
Paul Duke STEM School
Visual Art + Music Tech
+
Mechatronics

In the fall of 2022, Meadow Creek High School Theater Teacher John King put on a play These Shining Lives, telling  the story of Kate Moore and her co-workers at Radium Dial, a pocket watch manufacturing company found in 1917. This play was all performed at The Aurora Theater in Lawerencville, GA for the OneACT Performance competition.

The collaboration efforts had two sections:

1. Mr. Cochran at Paul Duke STEM School provided CNC routing to cut the face of the clock designed by Meadow Creek Prop. students.

2. Mr. Budners Music Technology students worked with Mr. Kings Sound/Lighting students to provide the sound cues that best suited the plays atmosphere. 

The link below is a full document of the Clock and Set building process.

She Kills Monsters, 2021

Paul Duke STEM School
Visual Art , Music Tech
Mechatronics

In the fall of 2021, Paul Duke STEM School Mechatronics Teacher Stephen Cochran and Innovator In Residence Sara Konency worked together to combine Mechatronics, Costume/Stage Design to present ‘She Kills Monsters,’ a fantastical story about a young girl learning about her deceased sister through a hybrid reality/fantasy dungeons and dragons campaign. 

Students were organized into groups: Actors, Costuming, Sound/Lighting and Set Building/Props.