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5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces

EdTech Magazine

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces. Thomas School near Seattle has concentrated on beefing up the school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for the past several years and plans to strengthen it even more in the future. Makerspaces — a key element of STEM education — are popping up in classrooms and libraries across the U.S. Thomas School Dedicates Space to Bolster STEM Learning. Consult experts when designing STEM courses and labs.

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What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

Digital Promise

Community Engagement and Advocacy. For instance, Indian Prairie School District held a four-hour Maker Day to garner community support for computational thinking and maker learning in elementary schools. South Fayette students have continued to develop an app to promote school bus safety and won awards such as the Congressional STEM App Challenge and the National Infosys Maker Award.

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Why Don’t Schools Focus on Literacy?

Reading By Example

As an elementary principal the last seven years, the schools I have had the honor to lead have hosted site visits. – STEM/STEAM. Becoming better teachers of readers and writers may not sound as intriguing as a STEM/STEAM initiative or going 1:1 with technology.


Critical Thinking Skills to Help Students Better Evaluate Scientific Claims


Many of these critical thinking concepts are not difficult but need to become habits adopted early in life, which is why Oxman first tried them out in his children’s elementary school classrooms. The study was financed by an environmental advocacy group, not an unbiased source.

Charters felt pressured to promise miraculous progress — but none met the targets

The Hechinger Report

In 2008, a few years after Hurricane Katrina, school officials in Louisiana asked aspiring charter-school leader Andrew Shahan to consider taking over the failing Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School in New Orleans’ Upper 9th Ward.

What Students With Learning Differences Really Want Us to Know


Middle school and elementary school were extremely challenging for me. I learned things like metacognition, self advocacy, motivation, determination, resiliency. The education system has not changed, and it's 2017. The education system has not changed, and it's 2017. Mary Jo Madda ( @MJMadda ) is Senior Editor at EdSurge, as well as a former STEM middle school teacher and administrator.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

Third grade students at Meeker Elementary school share an iPad in a blended learning class in Greeley, Colorado. Keith Krueger, chief executive officer of the Consortium for School Networking, a technology advocacy group, calls the digital divide in the US “the civil rights issue” of our time.

Schools lead the way to zero-energy buildings, and use them for student learning

The Hechinger Report

Katherine Cribbs, a second-grader at Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, explores the online “energy dashboard” that tracks her school’s energy consumption and production. Another net-zero elementary school, also designed by VMDO, is to open in 2019.

SEL: A Leadership Roundtable


We take a team approach, but our mindfulness initiative stems from the top. It was run by our elementary school guidance counselor. School leaders discuss their district approaches to Social Emotional Learning.

What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

Northern Cass’s reforms rely on North Dakota’s 2017 decision to let districts apply for waivers from requirements such as hours of instruction. And when kids should stop going to elementary school and start attending a middle school across town.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

The Hechinger Report

Of those who do enroll at universities on the island, fewer than half earn degrees, even after six years , the advocacy group Excelencia in Education reports, compared to more than 58 percent of college students nationwide.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Ozelle Stephen, Rev/Director of Education, Miridians Elementary School, Centre of Enabling Support Foundation, Uganda Access to Quality education Opportunities, Good Health + Well-being for all. The ninth annual Global Education Conference starts this coming Monday!

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

The Hechinger Report

The guide also noted that starting in elementary school, all students take Spanish, art and music classes. While 64 percent of Lake Oconee eighth-graders passed the state’s eighth-grade math test in 2017, 9 percent of the other district students did.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” The Salt Lake City school board has voted to rename Jackson Elementary. Teachers can bring STEM lessons to life through this immersive learning and take students on biodiversity journeys through Africa, Asia, the Amazon, and more.” ” Via George Veletsianos : “ Educational Technology Magazine archive (1966–2017).”