Putting the Arts in STEAM to Empower Student Voice
Jeannine Flores and Tim Needles
Tim Needles is an artist, educator & author of STEAM Power: Infusing Art Into Your STEM Curriculum. He teaches art/media at Smithtown School District, is a TEDx speaker, and his work has been featured on NPR, in the New York Times, Columbus Art Museum & Norman Rockwell Museum. He’s a National Geographic Certified Teacher, ISTE PLN Leader, and Adobe Creative Educator and is the recipient of ISTE’s Creativity Award, NAEA’s Outstanding Teaching Award, and The Rauschenberg Power of Art Award.
Ms. Jeannine Flores is the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Arts & STEAM Coordinator in the Center for Distance and Online Learning. She has been in education for 23 years, is an alum of California State University, Long Beach and Concordia University, Irvine. Prior to LACOE, Ms. Flores was the VAPA Coordinator for the Santa Clara County Office of Education. She serves as Chair-Elect for Create CA and is a Regional Arts Lead for the CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative.