Stem Education in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Brianna, has some general observations about STEM education in 2020: Stem Education in 2020. The essential component in 2020 is a T-part of STEM – Technology. A growing focus of schools is STEM.

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10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota. She is also a former teacher and principal, leading one of the first elementary STEM schools in the state of Iowa.

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Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

In partnership with the Center for Global Education at Asia Society , the League of Innovative Schools has launched innovation study tours –– a learning opportunity focused on deeper learning and equity.

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Project Based Learning at the Elementary Level: Nine Inspiring Examples

EdTechTeacher

I recently had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of elementary educators from Nauset Schools on Cape Cod. Social Studies, ELA, Science. Social Studies. The post Project Based Learning at the Elementary Level: Nine Inspiring Examples appeared first on EdTechTeacher.

The blended learning models that can help schools reopen

The Christensen Institute

At his current school, students were in class with him every day until COVID-19 closed their campus, but spent most of their time working independently on course activities while Nolt worked with small groups in a study-hall-type arrangement.

Studying While Financially Stressed During COVID-19

Edsurge

How does that financial stress impact students’ studies, and what should educators know about these financial realities? This week’s podcast sponsor is Emporia State University’s online Elementary Education program: designed for career changers interested in becoming elementary teachers.

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Labeling kids with mild disabilities can backfire, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Those parents should consider the results of a new study finding that children who are mildly symptomatic for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often end up worse off in school if diagnosed with the condition.

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Universal Skills for Learners: Increasing School Relevancy

User Generated Education

and the kids agree as studies have indicated. Engagement is strong at the end of elementary school, with nearly three-quarters of fifth-graders (74%) reporting high levels of engagement.

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What Work/Life/Learning Balance Looks Like in a Pandemic

Digital Promise

Carly Chillmon (Pre-K and Elementary School Parent): My kids are active, very active. DeLisha Sylvester (Pre-K and Elementary School Parent): I am the mother of two children who are six and a half years apart.

When 7 Family Members Continue Their Studies While Sheltered In Place

Edsurge

With schools and colleges across the country shut down for COVID-19, one Massachusetts family finds their house bursting with learners trying to keep their studies going. “I Her instinct to study the situation makes sense, since she is an educator herself.

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How One Teacher Found Innovative Solutions to ELL Issues

Ask a Tech Teacher

Over the decades I have added both Educational Technology and TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) endorsements to my elementary teaching certificate. My graduate studies focused on integrating technology across the curriculum.

Guest Post: How to provide a successful remote learning experience during school closures

EdTech4Beginners

Students said their main worry was being easily distracted, less motivated, and less effective at studying. Not only will you as the instructor want to be actively involved with students, you’ll also want to encourage peer to peer interaction so students can study online together.

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10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota. She is also a former teacher and principal, leading one of the first elementary STEM schools in the state of Iowa.

How to Encourage Girls in Your Classroom to Get Involved in STEM

Waterford

6] Whether you’re an elementary school teacher or work with older grades, you have the power to make a difference. With such stark statistics showing a gender gap in STEM, it can feel overwhelming for elementary school teachers to combat it.

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How to Prevent the Summer Slide and Help Reduce Educational Inequality

Waterford

In a meta-analysis of over 93 studies, educational researchers found that summer school generally provides lasting gains for at-risk students.[4] 8] Before school gets out for the summer, connect parents with guided reading activities and summer learning programs for elementary students.

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Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs

Edsurge

It’s an opportunity for the future teachers who are enrolled at the college to apply what they learn in class in a practical setting, testing out lesson plans with real elementary students. McGhee, assistant clinical professor of elementary education at Auburn University.

The educational value of a black teacher

The Hechinger Report

Adapted and reprinted from Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities by Andre Perry, with permission from Brookings Institution Press, © 2020 by Brookings Institution.

On Disaster Distance Learning in New York City

The Jose Vilson

The New York Times recently did a study on confirmed coronavirus cases across the city and found that COVID-19 cases are hitting lower-income neighborhoods the hardest.

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

Waterford

Over four million elementary school children receive no visual arts lessons in the classroom.[6] As an elementary teacher, it may seem tough to find time for art lessons when your school schedule is already filled with core subjects. 5 Creative Art Activities for Elementary Students.

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Classroom Makerspaces: Boost Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills By Giving Students Their Own Corner

Waterford

10] During free or study periods, students can use the tools in the makerspace to create projects or crafts based on their own interests or things they’re currently studying in class. Over the past few years, the term “makerspaces” has become a growing buzzword in the educational field.

Overcoming security and privacy concerns with e-learning

Neo LMS

It’s important to note that those impressive numbers don’t include remote students at the elementary or high school level. Finally, if you’re doing research or otherwise working or studying in an on-campus environment, don’t assume that the school’s connection is secure.

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Diverse future of the Midwest has already arrived in one Iowan school

The Hechinger Report

About 6 percent of today’s immigrants are children and 26 percent of all children in the country in 2017 had at least one immigrant parent , according to the Migration Policy Institute, a think tank dedicated to studying migration and immigration trends.

Educational iPad Apps for Social Studies Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

To those of you asking about social studies apps to use with elementary students, the visual below has you covered. These apps, curated from iTunes App Collections, cover the following themes: read more

TinyBop Schools' Interactive Models

SpeechTechie

categories concepts curriculum connections HS interactives MS science sequencing social studies telepractice upper elementaryI have long been a fan of the TinyBop interactive apps for iPad.

Do Families Now Understand What It Takes to Be a Teacher?

Edsurge

A Simple Note Is All It Takes Susanna Stratford, third grade teacher at Maple Hills Elementary in Renton, Wash.: “I’ve See more: What Teachers Wish the Public Knew About Their Jobs During COVID-19 Jill Armstrong, social studies teacher at Greenup County High School in Greenup, Ky.: “I

What Teachers Wish the Public Knew About Their Jobs During COVID-19

Edsurge

A Simple Note Is All It Takes Susanna Stratford, third grade teacher at Maple Hills Elementary in Renton, Wash.: “I Jill Armstrong, social studies teacher at Greenup County High School in Greenup, Ky.: “The

Researcher Behind ‘10,000-Hour Rule’ Says Good Teaching Matters, Not Just Practice

Edsurge

Gladwell describes one central study in particular, about which he writes: “their research suggests that once a musician has enough ability to get into a top music school, the thing that distinguishes one performer from another is how hard he or she works.

Schools on a screen: One tech-savvy school district has lessons for others going online

The Hechinger Report

In the later elementary grades, for example, students investigate broad themes spanning several subject areas, such as the conflict between individuality and conformity or how location affects survival. Another study, by the Reboot Foundation , determined that U.S.

Why Students Want Tuition Refunds Over Shift to Online Teaching

Edsurge

This week’s podcast sponsor is Emporia State University’s online Elementary Education program: designed for career changers interested in becoming elementary teachers. I reached out to a professor at the University of Pennsylvania who studies higher education, Jonathan Zimmerman.

Teachers use high and low-tech means to reach English Language Learners during coronavirus crisis

The Hechinger Report

Katie Crook, Newington Elementary School’s only ESOL teacher, didn’t hear back from many of the parents she texted early on, perhaps because of literacy issues. percent — the proportion of public school students who are English-language learners, according to a 2016 study. “I

Yes, school resources are limited—but don’t ignore what students can offer

The Christensen Institute

The Cristo Rey network of Catholic high schools uses a similar model through their Corporate Work-Study program, where students build career-ready skills and social capital while earning their own tuition. Students are struggling during COVID-19.

Four things you need to know about the new reading wars

The Hechinger Report

A child reads a book at an elementary school in Mississippi. Dozens of studies show that students who receive explicit phonics instruction, on average, score higher on reading assessments than students who haven’t been taught through phonics.

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‘Everything they need’: A school transformed from one of New York City’s worst to one of its best; then coronavirus shut its doors

The Hechinger Report

1425 Walton Avenue, once home to P.S. 64, now houses the Walton Avenue School and Lucero Elementary School. Walton Avenue shared the money with the school that was in the process of closing and with Lucero Elementary School, the second new school opening at the P.S. 64 campus.

Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

The Hechinger Report

NEW YORK — Social studies teacher Karen Rose stepped out of New Rochelle High School last month for what will likely be the last time. Along with Rose, I contacted a middle and an elementary school teacher to see how they are faring.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

Over-the-air educational programming is also being made available through Boston’s PBS affiliate, WGBH, which has devoted weekday afternoon broadcast hours on its WORLD television channel to science and social studies-themed shows aimed at middle school and high school students.