Educational Options for a Changing World

A Principal's Reflections

The three academies are Arts & Letters, S.T.E.M. The answer to this question was one that would please any educator!

Successfully replicating the Meyerhoff STEM scholars program

The Hechinger Report

Freeman Hrabowski, the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, shown in 2010, is a mathematician himself and co-founded the Meyerhoff Scholars Program to advance the achievements of underrepresented minority students in STEM fields.

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STEM - It's Not Too Early

EdTechSandyK

Notes from a TCEA 2011 Concurrent Session Diane Kahanek Technology Facilitator Village Elementary School Georgetown ISD What is STEM? Why integrate STEM? Stimulates curiosity Taps into student use of higher level thiniking skills Engages learners Manipulate concepts into any content area MARE Curriculum - Marine Activities and Resources Education. It is a school-wide STEM porogram for one month. STEM tcea tcea 2011 technology integration

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Student Voice Matters

A Principal's Reflections

Image credit: [link] On Monday November 14, 2011, I took ten students from our STEM Academy on an amazing adventure to the Google offices in New York City. They would be extremely helpful in bettering the student’s education and learning experience here at our school.

Our Quest for More R&R

A Principal's Reflections

While attending the 2011 NASSP Conference in San Francisco, CA I listened to a keynote by Dr. Bill Daggett. Another fantastic resource in addition to the definitions above is the Rigor/Relevance Framework by the International Center for Leadership in Education.

Give-Away: Explore Titanic

Kleinspiration

Tour the great ship Titanic in 3D with the included CD-ROM Enclosed with this unusual book is a CD-ROM that walks viewers through the ship’s interior from stem to stern, showing hundreds of details. Barron''s Educational series blog give aways explore titanic give-away November Give-Away

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Explore Titanic Giveaway

Kleinspiration

Explore Titanic , a new title from Barron''s Educational Series, reexamines the Titanic’s story, from its 1911 launching at the Belfast shipyard to its tragic destruction on April 15,1912 during its maiden voyage.

MEL Science Raises $6 Million to Bring STEM to Life with Kits and VR

Edsurge

Educational customers listed on the company website include Mercury Mine Elementary School in Phoenix, Oakland Academy in Portage, Mich., According to a report from Common Sense Media, an education nonprofit, headset prices have dropped significantly over the years.

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Fifteen Ideas to Start the Year with a STEM Culture

Discovery Education

Getting Started with Building a STEM Culture. As another school year kicks off, it’s important to examine simple ways to integrate STEM into classroom culture. STEM is a culture that permeates beyond the classroom into the whole school and homes of the community.

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Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – February 2017

Discovery Education

As educators we are here to prove that idea a myth! 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.

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Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

Below is an except – Chapter 5: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator. The process of bringing maker education into formal and informal educational settings involves different approaches and strategies than in a more traditional educational setting.

Yet Another Educational Robot Acquisition

Edsurge

Like Lego blocks clicked together, two educational robot companies have combined to offer their collective programming and robotics lessons to students spanning from 4 years old to college. based maker of various educational robots with names like GoPiGo, GrovePi and GiggleBot.

Infographic: Robotics And The Future Of STEM

TeachThought - Learn better.

Infographic: Robotics And The Future Of STEM. In a 2011 U.S. Department of Commerce report titled, “STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future,” reports that from 2000-2010, growth in STEM jobs is over three times greater than that of non-STEM occupations.

Week of August 22nd, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). David Simpson ([link] will discuss the use of facebook and other social networking sites in education and the need for/issues around digital citizenship education in Secondary schools. We''ll talk about these and other fascinating aspects of education in Finland for an hour with Bob.

Week of January 9, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. link] INTERVIEW WITH IRA DAVID SOCOL (FUTURE OF EDUCATION) Tue 11 Jan 06:00PM New York / Tue 11 Jan 11:00PM GMT / Wed 12 Jan 10:00AM Sydney Steve Hargadon. Steve Hargadon interviews Ira David Socol on education, reform, technology, and more.

Week of July 11, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly Elluminate)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). link] "MINI-GEEK FEST" MONTHLY ONLINE CONVERSATION JULY, 2011 (AzTEA-PD) Mon 11 Jul 09:00PM New York / Tue 12 Jul 01:00AM GMT / Tue 12 Jul 11:00AM Sydney Peggy George. Do you get excited and energized by talking with other educators about technology tools and resources?

Week of February 27, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. Free online lectures covering a wide-range of topics related to education and technology, presented by thought leaders and innovators from around the world, delivered LIVE to your desktop. No matter what subject or year level, or area of education you are interested in, there will be something for you.

Lesson learned? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education

Leadership Lounge

Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education. Educating for the fourth industrial revolution. Charlottesville launched its 1-to-1 student device initiative, Blended Learning to Advance Student Thinking — also known as BLAST — in 2011.

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Week of June 27, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly Elluminate)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). link] STEM FESTIVALS ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Tue 28 Jun 01:00PM New York / Tue 28 Jun 05:00PM GMT / Wed 29 Jun 03:00AM Sydney Mary Henton. Learn the basics of how to facilitate a progressive alternative to the middle school Science Fair-The STEM Festival!

Week of January 31, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. KAREN CATOR ON THE NATIONAL EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY PLAN ( Future of Education Series ) Mon 31 Jan 06:00PM New York / Mon 31 Jan 11:00PM GMT / Tue 1 Feb 10:00AM Sydney Steve Hargadon. Incorporate STEM activities through project-based learning.

Week of January 3, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. This presentation provides educators with a framework that supports student learning communities around STEM concepts. Educators gather virtually to discuss student work and educator dilemmas.

Week of March 21, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. link] BILL MATTHIS FROM THE NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY CENTER ON "MISTAKES WE MAKE IN THINKING ABOUT EDUCATION AND REFORM." ( Future of Education Series ) Mon 21 Mar 08:00PM New York / Tue 22 Mar 12:00AM GMT / Tue 22 Mar 12:00PM Sydney Steve Hargadon.

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How one organization is changing the STEM education landscape

eSchool News

Six years ago, I founded 100Kin10 , a national network focused on training and retaining excellent K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers. There simply aren’t enough qualified educators to meet the needs of our students, especially in STEM.

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Want to Break Stereotypes in STEM and Computing? Take a Look at Computer History

Edsurge

Thanks to this movie and the book, searching for “human computers” today yields far more articles and images than those I found in 2011 when I first found the NASA photo for my lesson. Why ‘Hidden Figures’ Matters to STEM Education Anyone reading the book or watching the movie may be surprised to know that women, and in particular black women, were so critical in the early days of space research. Education Technology STEM Technology in School STEM Education

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Live Thursday August 18th with Jeff Piontek on Education Change and Reform

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, August 18th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Jeff Piontek, Head of School at Hawaii Technology Academy, on on education change and reform. His newest book will be released in March and continues his work on STEM education and 21st Century Skills.

April 28 - Dale Stephens on "UnCollege"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, April 28th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Dale Stephens, who has received a great deal of public notice lately for his launch of UnCollege - a "social movement supporting self-directed higher education." Date : Thursday, April 28th, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day-- international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate. Unschooling provided an excellent education.

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What creativity, time, and interest can produce

Connecting 2 the World

Pushes in creativity within the educational system has resulted (usually after a lag time) of great prosperity. The initial focus of the school was to improve STEM education. However, STEM needs personnel that have a high level of creativity. With this in mind I began to think of what conditions are needed (and that her school includes in their curriculum, including STEM). creativity STEM educational technology high school education Youtube

Pioneering Excellence for Better Computer Science Now

The CoolCatTeacher

I recommend this handy, useful encyclopedia of education technology tools. He has been the head of the CS department for 18+ years and been in CS education for 23+ years. He has been an active member of the Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator program since 2011.

Is STEM getting ‘IT’ right for female students?

eSchool News

and Ireland to inspire young women to pursue STEM careers. In its first five years, the organization has worked with nearly 40,000 girls, 95 percent of whom have expressed an increased interest in STEM. When an effort is made to engage girls in STEM, great things will result.

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October 24 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Teachers and the Future of Education" (the importance of teacher voice in education discussions, "Hack Your Education" (thinking about self-directed learning--Audrey''s in this proposal), and "Technology, Pedagogy, and the Silver Bullet" (addressing the myopia of some ed tech business ventures). The 2011 Global Education Conference is also fast approaching: November 14 - 18.

Best time to build a love of STEM? It’s after the school day ends, research says

The Hechinger Report

Part of that is giving kids a safe space where they can try an experiment,” without the pressures of school, said Ron Ottinger, director of STEM Next at the University of San Diego. STEM Next is one of more than 20 private and corporate foundations that created the STEM Funders Network, in 2012. Related: An the race to expand STEM education enters its next lap, here are three ways to recruit and train more teachers. The post Best time to build a love of STEM?

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Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 2011 Global Education Conference is also fast approaching: November 14 - 18. In it''s second year, this amazing five-day, 24-hour-a-day event helps educators and students connect with each other and with global education programs all over the world. EVENTS This Thursday, as part of the Future of Education interview series , my guest will be Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation.

November 14 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

ANNOUNCEMENTS The 2011 Global Education Conference has begun! In it''s second year, this amazing five-day, 24-hour-a-day event helps educators and students connect with each other and with global education programs all over the world. EVENTS The Future of Education interview series will be on short hiatus during the two virtual conferences, but then will return on Tuesday, November 22nd, when my guest will be Scott Nine from IDEA to talk about democratic education.

An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM

The Hechinger Report

Related: Pathways to jobs of the future opening via summer STEM programs. Yet for years, students like McGee had limited exposure to the world of STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math. Like a good STEM student, Mann started by doing his own research project.

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This Week: Kindle Fire Education Review, GlobalEdCon Recordings, Community News, and the Hack Education Roundup and Podcast!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

ANNOUNCEMENTS + EVENTS The 5-day, 300+ session 2011 Global Education Conference wrapped up on Friday, and the recordings are available now here in both HTML and spreadsheet form! SXSWEdu (South by Southwest Education) announced their first list of 50 accepted concurrent sessions and panels proposals for the 2012 conference, March 6 - 8, in Austin, Texas. Also on early radar-- Lucy Gray and I are talking about a Global Education Summit physical meeting, also to precede ISTE.