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Moving from Teaching STEM to Doing STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Getting kids engaged and excited about learning in the STEM Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Robin Ellwood moved from lecture to hands-on STEM with her eighth graders and shows us how. But she learned it with the kids as she went. Hands-on exploration is the way to go with kids and STEM!

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Quick List STEM Resources For The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Science Technology Engineering Math STEM. I always had a passion for learning about the way the world works and the elegant patterns we find in everyday mathematics. STEM today is so much more than just the 4 areas that make it up. And it's important to embrace STEM in every classroom and at every level. Don't those all have a place in the "STEM" classroom?

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Enhancing STEM Learning Using Virtual Reality

My Paperless Classroom

By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Careers in STEM are the next best thing: as a matter of fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, jobs in STEM will increase by up to 30 percent by 2022, a dramatic increase over the average industry projection […]. Editorial STEM Education

District sees massive STEM gains with VR

eSchool News

zSpace is a virtual reality (VR) system used for STEM education. It’s already in more than 400 school districts across the globe, as students are quickly learning to live in a virtually enhanced world. Next page: How VR is enhancing STEM learning at Franklin Square). eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News IT Newsletter Resource STEM Technologies

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Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – March 2017

Discovery Education

This month we are going to highlight women who have made an impact through STEM. There are advances in this cause as women in STEM now make 92¢ on the dollar compared to men in STEM fields compared to 77¢ on the dollar in non-STEM fields. How can we inspire and build our young women’s interest in STEM? Technical Writer STEM Career Challenge – Click here .

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The essential components of STEM education

eSchool News

Schools seeking to build, strengthen or improve their STEM education programs now have a 14-point checklist to use as a guide, thanks to NSF-funded research from George Washington University, George Mason University, and SRI International. During the team’s research, 14 components associated with strong and exemplary STEM learning programs emerged. News Research STEM

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Volunteers Who Are Changing Perceptions About STEM

MIND Research Institute

The challenges of getting students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)/STEAM (including the arts) are well-documented and the implications for our economy are staggering. Here are the top reasons why these community members are willing to share their time to help get students interested and engaged in the STEM fields. Sharing Your Expertise is Rewarding.

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Is this graphic novel STEM education’s secret sauce?

eSchool News

Educators and STEM advocates are always searching for engaging ways to keep students interested in STEM–and a new graphic novel that uses computational thinking to teach students to code might be the next big thing. It’s no secret that STEM jobs, especially computer science, are growing more rapidly than the pool of qualified candidates to fill those jobs.

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6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future

eSchool News

STEM education would emphasize problem-solving, interdisciplinary approaches and the value of discovery and play, according to a new 10-year vision from the American Institutes for Research for the U.S. Department of Education’s STEM Initiatives Team. STEM 2026 suggests ways to reverse such trends, providing examples of promising programs from around the country. News STEM

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A Starter List for Creating STEM Schools

MiddleWeb

When Anne Jolly is asked for advice about creating STEM programs, she's quick to say there’s no one-size-fits-all blueprint for STEM learning. Building a STEM Program STEM By Design anne jolly Bob Pearlman designing STEM STEM program components STEM schools

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Researchers develop preschool STEM education curriculum

eSchool News

In an effort to address the national need to guide more students to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researchers are developing curriculum which introduces STEM principles during the formative preschool years. The actual subject matter of STEM in preschool classrooms will be basic,” Dubosarsky said.

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STEM & Visual Learning: A Vital Combination

MiddleWeb

In focusing on traditional text-based knowledge & skills, we miss the key role visual tools play in STEM exploration and innovation. Integrated STEM Literacy STEM By Design Intergrated STEM literacy ISL Roger Essley STEM visual learningRecognizing the ways scientists and engineers use visuals with text can help us better support students in every classroom, writes author/illustrator Roger Essley.

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4 ways to enhance STEM in preK classrooms

eSchool News

Technology, too, can expand students’ interest in STEM, as well as their ability to acquire information and solve problems—even in preK classrooms. In Waco Independent School District (ISD), our prekindergarten program provides a learning environment that affords each child opportunities to use their natural curiosity to make sense of their world.

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6 ways to improve PD in STEM for every grade level

eSchool News

High-quality instruction in STEM requires both teaching expertise and content knowledge. Yet, at the elementary school level, many teachers haven’t had any specialized education or training in science, leaving them at a loss for PD in STEM. AMP-STEM has three components: Summer Institutes, STEM Certification Courses, and STEM Writer Academies. Here are a few: 1.

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Samsung launches new STEM learning, collaboration solutions

eSchool News

In partnership with STEM Fuse and Tidebreak, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has announced two new education solutions to enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum, and create more collaborative learning spaces. “As Learning devices become truly powerful when paired with dynamic, interactive content and engaging curriculum. News STEM Top New

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5 ways to reduce the harrowing STEM teacher shortage

eSchool News

But what happens when high-quality STEM teachers become hard to find, and what happens when STEM teacher applicant pools dry up? extend critical STEM learning opportunities to its youngest students? Students today need more STEM learning opportunities inside classrooms and outside of school. Early childhood education News Personnel STEM

Why this one STEM course has four different teachers

eSchool News

A STEM rotation model engages students in multifaceted projects with real-world implications. In today’s educational environment, students are encouraged to apply what they’ve learned, not just on tests, but during multifaceted, multimedia projects that bring relevance to lessons and help students realize how their learning is used every day in the real world.

How to Energize a Weak STEM Lesson

MiddleWeb

Lots of lessons you find on the Internet don''t meet the minimum criteria for a good STEM learning experience. In her latest STEM By Design post, expert Anne Jolly explains how to take a potential STEM lesson and boost its power. Lesson sources included!

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Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here are my notes from today’s 2015 Iowa STEM Summit … Welcome , Lt. STEM should be a catalyst for active learning. Launching a STEM Council Seal of Approval for programs (e.g. Over 5,100 applications were submitted for STEM Scale-Up Grants. Numerous STEM externships are available for teachers. STEM Education Award for Inspired Teaching video.

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Get Kids into STEM by Starting a Robotics Program at Your School

Where Learning Clicks

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is receiving a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. STEM education helps students understand the world around them, from the natural world of plants and animals, to computers and tablets, to balancing checkbooks and beyond. What’s more, many of today’s controversies and political decisions are informed […].

Learn how @LEGO_Education is transforming #STEM Education Curriculum Worldwide!

My Paperless Classroom

In this episode, Jeff sits down with Margaret Weigel from Lego Education to discuss the amazing LEGO Mindstorms products and how they can fit into your STEM Education Curriculum. The post Learn how @LEGO_Education is transforming #STEM Education Curriculum Worldwide! STEM Education TeacherCast App Spotlight Lego Education STEAMWelcome to the TeacherCast Podcast.

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Researchers tackle gender bias in STEM education

eSchool News

Researchers are tackling the stubborn question of how gender bias impacts STEM education. STEM education at the K-12 and university levels has seen its share of headlines, as industry experts and policymakers tout its importance in the nation’s economy and workforce. That same study revealed that 17 of the top 20 highest-paying occupations require STEM skills.

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Why one district’s students studied only STEM for a week

eSchool News

For one week in October, students in Boston’s public middle schools—6,500 students in 36 schools–set aside their regular lessons and participated in Boston STEM Week , a hands-on, in-depth program connecting students with real-world examples of STEM in action. Our goal is to reach kids who might have ignored STEM otherwise,” said i2 Learning founder Ethan Berman.

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With investment, STEM surges in Colorado

eSchool News

STEM education took center stage at the Colorado Convention Center, where Lockheed Martin announced an $800,000 STEM investment in partnership with Project Lead The Way and the Denver Public Schools Foundation to expand STEM programming for Denver Public Schools (DPS) students. million in STEM talent by 2020 in the U.S., News STEMOn a national level, the U.S.

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7 ways data collection is improving STEM education

eSchool News

STEM classes in particular have a natural potential to be both tech-rich and inquiry-based, especially hands-on lab activities. Here are 7 ways technology is enhancing and expanding STEM education in our school district. It’s about developing an understanding of the scientific process and giving students opportunities to apply that process to their learning. One exciting way we’re infusing technology into STEM education is through our district’s Innovations Labs. 21st Century Skills STEM inquiry labs pasco scientific PBL probeware sensors

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Middleschoolers design and build STEM carts for younger students

eSchool News

Their assignment: Design a cart to carry today’s tools for STEM learning — the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math — in Hampton Township’s three elementary schools. “We Each team also showed judges a miniature model of its proposed STEM cart. 21st Century Skills McClatchy STEM13 at the middle school. Prosser, of Modany Falcone.

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Here’s how to leverage federal funds for STEM education

eSchool News

Department of Education issued guidance to school districts and educational leaders on funding STEM education opportunities. Department of Education has issued guidance around leveraging federal funds for STEM education in an attempt to close the equity and opportunity gaps that persist for historically underserved students. Funding News STEMThe U.S. The U.S. King Jr.

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How to Teach STEM Every Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Every corner of every life includes STEM, which explains the increasing interest in STEM-educated students to fill the nation’s jobs. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while other occupations are growing at 9.8%. C-STEM Studio. STEM can do that.

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The school that connects STEM, badging, and life beyond the classroom

eSchool News

These are important skills for students to master, not least because of the growing demand for science and STEM professionals. Here in California, like other states nationwide, the STEM job market is rapidly growing but students are still graduating without the skills and knowledge needed to fill these high-paying jobs. So, how do we do it? Collaborating with partners.

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This tech academy is using project-based learning to close the STEM gap

eSchool News

Across the country, more and more schools are implementing project-based learning and forging partnerships with businesses to help students build real-world skills to succeed in college and the workforce. “Part of our curriculum design is project-based learning. ” Next page: How industry partnerships target the STEM gap. Curriculum News STEM

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – February 2017

Discovery Education

More people are using STEM skills to become inventors and innovators daily, why not you or your students? STEM Content Connection: 3M & Discovery Education Young Scientist Lab – Innovation Interactives. Learn about the process here: Application Process – DUE April 19, 2017. Don’t let your students miss out on things we all missed when learning history!

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Tech for tots and teachers: promoting STEM learning in preK-3 classrooms

The Hechinger Report

That’s largely because teachers aren’t comfortable with introducing young children to science, according to a group of educators committed to helping elementary school teachers become better at teaching STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math – in the early grades. Subscribe to our Blended Learning newsletter. Read more about Blended Learning.

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Best 2015 Videos: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education Theme

User Generated Education

Given my current interest in maker education , I decided to locate and post 2015 videos related to maker education, STEM, and STEAM. At Albemarle County Public Schools, maker education fosters student autonomy, ignites student interest, and empowers students to embrace their own learning. School is for learning to live, not just for learning. What Is a Maker?

Students Find STEM Solution for Food Crisis

EdTech Magazine

By Alexander Slagg A unique program at Schurz High School in Chicago is helping students learn how to use technology to tackle a looming global problem. Classroom Collaboration Digital Content Gadgets Hardware

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Sneaking a Trojan Horse of STEM into my Classroom

Fractus Learning

This is the story of how I took my passion for building energy efficient cars and used it as a vehicle to bring STEM into my French classroom. I have always loved the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); seeing and learning how things work and fit together was a big part of my childhood, largely thanks to the influence of my father. Yet it has.

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Hands-On Clubs and Tech Challenges Nurture STEM Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Wylie Wong Schools nurture STEM skills by letting students build robots, NASA rovers and mobile apps. Classroom Curriculum STEM

A School Resource for STEM, Science & Making

MiddleWeb

Why use a PBL approach when designing STEM lessons and programs? The answer may be obvious to PBL champions but for the rest of us, Christa Flores' exploration of science and STEM teaching in a "making" classroom is a valuable resource, says STEM expert Anne Jolly. Making Science STEM By Design anne jolly Christa Flores Invent to Learn pbl stem lessons STEM program

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