Moving from Teaching STEM to Doing STEM
JULY 11, 2016
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. Robin’s transparency encourages all of us to a new model of learning in the STEM classroom. Sign up to start a club.
Quick List STEM Resources For The Classroom
MARCH 15, 2016
Science Technology Engineering Math STEM. I had the honor of being both a Middle School Math and Science teacher. 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? These can be the cornerstone of any good STEM/STEAM Program.
STEM can be fun, just do this.
MAY 12, 2016
8 Ideas for Fun STEM Learning with Kids From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. STEM lessons can be fun. Whether it is origami jumping frogs or making a boat out of cement, Mandy Casto has eight high-energy ideas for making STEM fun. Show Notes: 8 Lessons Mandy used to make STEM fun. The post STEM can be fun, just do this.
How early can we introduce STEM education?
AUGUST 9, 2016
Key points: Researchers are developing a STEM curriculum intended for preschool students. Though evidence suggests early STEM exposure has benefits, little STEM instruction occurs in preschool classrooms. grant enables six clusters of STEM lessons to be introduced to preschool children through play and other instructional methods. News STEM
Enhancing STEM Learning Using Virtual Reality
My Paperless Classroom
JANUARY 28, 2017
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
Is this graphic novel STEM education’s secret sauce?
DECEMBER 5, 2016
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.
6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
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
Researchers develop preschool STEM education curriculum
JULY 19, 2016
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.
Six Quick Tips for Sudden STEM Teachers
AUGUST 30, 2015
As school begins this year, quite a few educators face a new and potentially daunting assignment: Teach STEM. Expert Anne Jolly is here with help – six essential tips that can help "sudden" STEM educators survive a challenging start and achieve success.
4 ways to enhance STEM in preK classrooms
DECEMBER 4, 2016
Technology, too, can expand students’ interest in STEM, as well as their ability to acquire information and solve problems—even in preK classrooms. Over the last two years, we’ve dramatically increased students’ time on task in STEM, while helping them get a jump-start on learning key concepts and skills. Next page: STEM in preK classrooms tips 3-4).
6 ways to improve PD in STEM for every grade level
DECEMBER 7, 2016
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.
A Welcome Letter to New STEM Students
MARCH 1, 2015
STEM curriculum expert Anne Jolly invites students to consider how to get the most out of the engineering design challenges they will be asked to solve in their middle school math and science classes, using innovative thinking, analysis and teamwork.
How Do We Integrate STEM Across Subjects?
OCTOBER 17, 2016
Some schools are putting all subjects under the STEM umbrella. Can they be true to STEM's engineering focus? Anne Jolly talks to schoolwide-STEM expert Judy Duke, who points to history. STEM Across Curriculum STEM By Design anne jolly ethics history Mobile Area Education Foundation pyramids schoolwide STEM social studies STEM guidelines subject areas
Back-to-School Training Equips Teachers for New STEM Curriculum
AUGUST 29, 2016
Classroom Management Professional Development STEMBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Project Lead the Way’s summer professional development prepares educators for new school year.
Teaching STEM? Tips for Summer Planning
JUNE 21, 2015
How do you get ready to teach STEM? Anne Jolly reviews key points to consider if you are spending time this summer planning for STEM classes in the fall. Getting Started with STEM STEM By Design how to approach STEM lesson design how to teach STEM New STEM teacher advice planning a STEM program preparing to teach STEM student STEM teams
How to Course Correct STEM Education to Include Girls
OCTOBER 14, 2015
Classroom Leadership Management STEMBy Sylvia Libow Martinez Introduce the real world and change the conversation.
Why this one STEM course has four different teachers
APRIL 26, 2016
A STEM rotation model engages students in multifaceted projects with real-world implications. Walking into one of our four STEM classrooms at Huntingdon Area Middle School, you won’t see students working quietly on worksheets. eClassroom News STEM defined stem rotation model stem courseWhat does it mean to truly apply classroom knowledge? The ‘Big Picture’.
How to Energize a Weak STEM Lesson
MARCH 29, 2015
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!
Time for a Quick Midyear STEM Checkup
DECEMBER 20, 2015
The midpoint of the school year is a great time for STEM educators to do a quick program checkup, says curriculum expert Anne Jolly. She offers five STEM progress indicators that can help teachers identify examples of success and any needed adjustments. STEM By Design STEM Mid-Year Review STEM adjustments STEM gut check STEM lesson planning STEM midyear assessment STEM team building
Computer Science (Not Just Coding) Needs a Bigger Role in STEM Education
OCTOBER 4, 2016
Classroom Curriculum STEMBy Vince Bertram Schools should introduce technology courses earlier and demystify CompSci.
Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit
MARCH 30, 2015
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. Peek Into a STEM Classroom: Sioux Center High School.
Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – February 2017
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
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. MORE STEM Content Connections: Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips: Science and Engineering VFT Archive. To submit your idea: STEM Career Submission.
Rise of the Robots: STEM-Fueled Competitions Gaining Traction Nationwide
MARCH 4, 2015
Classroom Collaboration Curriculum Management STEM Frank Smith Robotics competitions have become official high school sports in two states, and two more may soon follow suit.
Researchers tackle gender bias in STEM education
APRIL 12, 2016
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.
Get Kids into STEM by Starting a Robotics Program at Your School
Where Learning Clicks
JUNE 17, 2015
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 […].
Why one district’s students studied only STEM for a week
OCTOBER 31, 2016
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.
Tech in the Right Hands Pushes STEM to the Future
OCTOBER 16, 2015
By Ryan Petersen In the latest issue of EdTech , writers explore the expanding horizon of STEM. Classroom STEM
Teaching Computational Thinking is the First Step to Bridging STEM Skills Gap
NOVEMBER 2, 2016
Classroom Curriculum STEMBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Educators already instill in their students many concepts of computer science.
Middleschoolers design and build STEM carts for younger students
OCTOBER 28, 2016
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 are Spark Engineering — lighting your world on fire one idea at a time,” Mia Conte, 13, told the 15 judges who ultimately chose her team’s cart design for production. Lightning Inc.,
With investment, STEM surges in Colorado
MAY 10, 2016
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.
STEM & Visual Learning: A Vital Combination
DECEMBER 8, 2015
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.
Getting Girls Excited about STEM in the Classroom by @sarah_daren
My Paperless Classroom
OCTOBER 7, 2016
Many girls are interested in STEM fields, but often find that bias dissuades them from pursuing related careers. We need to get girls dedicated to building careers in STEM. The post Getting Girls Excited about STEM in the Classroom by @sarah_daren appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Editorial Programming STEM Education Girls Can Code STEM
7 ways data collection is improving STEM education
JANUARY 3, 2016
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. One exciting way we’re infusing technology into STEM education is through our district’s Innovations Labs. Creating these hands-on experiences, which incorporate the environments and the tools of modern science and technology careers, is critical to helping students develop scientific literacy and a love for STEM. Next page: What parents think.
The school that connects STEM, badging, and life beyond the classroom
OCTOBER 3, 2016
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.
Here’s how to leverage federal funds for STEM education
MAY 3, 2016
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.
7 Valuable Roles for STEM Teacher Leaders
NOVEMBER 13, 2016
In the STEM education arena, teacher leaders are particularly crucial. STEM By Design STEM Teacher Development advocacy anne jolly equity ethics PD planning policy STEM teacher leader teacher leaderAnne Jolly deeply believes that well-informed and skilled teacher leaders are the most valuable assets we have at all levels. How to provide leadership?
New Technologies Nurture STEM Growth in the Classroom
APRIL 13, 2016
By EdTech Staff STEM is top of mind among educators and parents for good reason. . Classroom STEM