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5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

Friday, September 2, 2017. STEM Idea #1: Teach with Passion. Vicki: Yeah, you know, teacher engagement comes before student engagement, doesn’t it? I bet if you think about it, it is likely possible that many passions can be used to engage students.

Early Learning Faces Obstacles and Inequities—Here's How Edtech Can Help


Edtech for early learners has come a long way since then, but our just-released compilation of research—what we call a Market Gap Snapshot —makes clear there is still a lot of room to expand and improve edtech solutions to address obstacles facing our youngest students. Early learners—students in pre-kindergarten through second grade—have developmental needs that are markedly different from older students.

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One District's Journey From 'State of Emergency' to Student Success


During the second takeover in June 2017, the South Carolina superintendent declared a “state of emergency” in education. Morale was low, teacher turnover was high and residents didn’t trust that Allendale could educate their students. student-centered instruction.

Introduction to Design Thinking for Educators Workshop

User Generated Education

I then had the participating educators familiarize themselves with Squishy Circuits to prepare them for the upcoming design challenge and to deepen their engagement with the workshop content. Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education.

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How Virtual Reality Helps This N.Y. School District Prepare Students for Their Future


In 2014 Jill Gierasch could see the writing on the wall—students from her New York school district were saturated in technology at home, but that wasn’t the case at school. Engagement in technology-free classes was waning and while the deputy superintendent for Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District (POB) didn’t want students using technology just for the sake of technology—she wanted her schools and students to be future-ready.

Why the Best Personalized Learning Programs Start Way Before High School


We know that our students are different, and to capitalize on their strengths, we provide opportunities for students to identify a focused path and to find success. Sometimes elementary and middle school teachers come across as apologetic about how “little” they are doing in relation to personalized learning. We have a fine arts program that allows students to graduate with a focus on dance, theater or various forms of music.

How to Bring Back the Arts and Boost Academic Achievement Through STEAM Curriculum


Did you know that music lessons can help students excel in STEM ? Art is more than just an elective that students can go without. Over four million elementary school children receive no visual arts lessons in the classroom.[6] Child Development, 2017, 88(4), pp.

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OPINION: Seven traits of Massachusetts’ most effective classrooms

The Hechinger Report

What is particularly striking is that these schools, public elementary and middle schools across Massachusetts, are truly joyful places; you can see it in the enthusiasm of the students and the smiles of their teachers! The teacher needs to address each student at her appropriate level.

Don’t Let Your Projects Die When Grant Funding Runs Out


Many teachers across the country are working tirelessly to personalize learning for their students. At Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, which serves students in one of the fastest-growing regions of Alaska, we use grant funding to support a number of initiatives. Some grants are specific to a particular student population, such as English Language Learners or students who receive free and reduced lunch; others support the entire student body.

Removing the Limitations in a Digital Environment

Fractus Learning

Good teaching and sound student-directed learning is not, and should not be, device dependent. The reason that it’s generally easier for them to see how this model could work for their students is because they are already accustomed to using learning stations in their daily instruction.

How Teachers Can Learn From One Another at Unconferences, Meet-ups and Edcamps


One district employee was smiling about how there were elementary and secondary teachers connecting and sharing: “Where else do you see this?” It was at an elementary school, and a healthy brunch was provided. For the first hour, I attended a session on student blogging.

Getting Ready for @CSEDWeek and #HourOfCode

Mindspark Learning

In essence, computer science will play a large role in future careers of students as it is already the number 1 source of all new wages in the U.S.; schools offer any computer science courses and only 8% of STEM graduates study it. Leverage Students’ Penchant for Curiosity.

Future-forward: How to incorporate the 5th ‘C’ of 21st Century learning

eSchool News

But step back for a second and remember why you teach students in the first place–so they can be successful adults who contribute to society and thrive while pursuing a fulfilling career.

The project-based STEM curriculum that’s big on real-world rigor

eSchool News

A STEM curriculum introduces students to real-world engineering. Berrien Springs Public Schools in rural Michigan started off with a modest enough goal: to add an engineering component to their curriculum in order to draw out-of-district students to their schools and to meet anticipated state standards. Middle and high school students build VEX robots and program them using RobotC software. A course on cybersecurity will be added in 2017. “It’s


Challenging the tried-and-true, to serve a younger generation of students

The Hechinger Report

Biochemistry can be elementary. Students generally learn about moles, atoms, compounds and the intricacies of the periodic table in college, but Daniel Fried is convinced kids can learn complex biochemistry topics as early as elementary school.

Green is the New Pink: Young Women Environmentalists in Action

Educator Innovator

This decidedly “not school” scene is one of many such moments from Green is the New Pink, a 2017 LRNG Innovators Challenge Project conceived by University of Mississippi Director of Pre-College Programs, Ellen Shelton. LRNG #wearelrng STEM women in STEM

Answering the President’s Call for #CSforAll

Digital Promise

In response to the President’s call for commitments to computer science education for all , 37 school district across the country — from Vermont to Alaska — ­have committed to offering high­ quality computer science (CS) and computational thinking curriculum to over one million students. Throughout the League of Innovative Schools , districts are taking a range of steps to demonstrate this commitment and improve student learning.

Workbench Education Expands Partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools


After successfully piloting the Workbench solution during the 2017 - 2018 school year, the district is expanding the use of the Workbench Education platform to an additional seven of the district’s 21st Century Schools. Height Elementary, Forest Park High, Ft. Student engagement ?

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

The future for younger generations does seem particularly grim : “millennials” carry more student loan debt than their parents; they’re less likely to own a home; their employment rates have been slower to recover after the recession; they earn less money. But just one of these occupations seems to dominate the storyline of how schools should prepare students for the “jobs of the future.” Which students will have a “robot teacher” ?

Maryland Educator Ali Schilpp Named 2018 School Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal


All entries to the 2018 School Librarian of the Year Awards were judged based on criteria including creativity in programming and use of content; demonstrated student engagement; outreach to families; and exemplary use of technology tools.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Hawkesdale P12 College Let’s Hangout – Successful Student Study Groups – Snacks Optional , Candy R.

Eight Ways To Teach Climate Change In Almost Any Classroom


But in reality, it’s not always happening: Fewer than half of K-12 teachers told us that they talk about climate change with their children or students. So, here are some thoughts about how to broach the subject with students, no matter what subject you teach: 1.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via the US Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Announces New Student-Centered Funding Pilot Program.” ” “Student-Centered,” eh? ” The Parent Coalition for Student Privacy has thoughts on the pushback , making the comparison between Zuckerberg ’s corporate and philanthropic efforts and inBloom. The Salt Lake City school board has voted to rename Jackson Elementary. Cancel student debt , new report shows.”

Superintendents: The lessons we learned in 2016

eSchool News

Innovative curriculum and instructional methods along with parent engagement and community participation have been major priorities in the district’s plan we set forth. In 2017, we look forward to continued “Growth Through Innovation” in Manor ISD. —