Stem Education in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

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

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Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM can level up and it must begin to include underrepresented communities of women and minorities. You’ll want to share this with your STEM colleagues. How can we ensure STEM is more than just a buzzword?

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50 Fun Virtual Activities for Elementary School Students

Waterford

Share a Wonders with Charlie video to explore fascinating topics like ancient history, genetics, and music in a way that’s accessible for children. Try this free Math Mystery activity , which can be a fun virtual way to practice elementary-level skills.

Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

Basically, it’s because there aren’t enough education opportunities that require that sort of skill and those there are, usually rhyme with ‘math’ or ‘science’ which to many kids are “just too complicated” Enter STEM–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. “I I don’t think schools can manage without coding and STEM. Nothing promotes these better than STEM. I found a partner in my STEM projects.

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6 Ways to Help Kids Learn Real-World Skills

The CoolCatTeacher

So we have courses, everything from the elementary level where it really intertwines how financial wellness and social-emotional skills are intertwined. So I touched on it a little bit at the elementary level, but certainly important at all levels.

OPINION: Distrust of science in the coronavirus era reminds us why we must boost elementary science education

The Hechinger Report

As we confront the lack of diversity in STEM professions and the general public’s lack of confidence in the work of leading scientists, we must recognize that we have designed a system in which K-5 science instruction is undervalued. PALO ALTO, Calif. —

Why we should teach coding in elementary school

eSchool News

Every student should have access to technology, whether it be computers, smartphones, or tablets because almost everything we do requires some form of programming. There are several advantages of learning to code in elementary school. Apps & STEM Featured on eSchool News Igniting and Sustaining STEM Education STEM codingAccording to Steve Jobs, “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.”.

5 Ways to Participate in the Mars Rover Landing on Thursday, February 18

The CoolCatTeacher

You can access and use the resources and create your own landing vehicles for experiments in your classroom. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

5 Ways to Teach About Earth Day with Monica Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

Monica visits schools across the country to work with PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day.

The Big List of STEM Board Games

MIND Research Institute

When looking for the best STEM board games, I’m looking for games that are both. Games that teach STEM may not be immediately obvious as a STEM topic—though many may have a scientific theme or mathematical computation, I’m looking for less obvious connections as well!

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Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Inspire, Engage, and Empower the District’s 16,300 Elementary Students

eSchool News

Through this new collaboration, educators and students in 28 CPS elementary schools will receive access to a suite of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital learning resources. CPS educators and students districtwide will have access to this resource.

Try SplashLearn for Summer Learning and Fall Success

The CoolCatTeacher

SplashLearn for Teachers and Schools – teachers can sign up for free and have access to the full SplashLearn content library. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Personalize learning and make it fun for students.

OPINION: Why school shutdowns are a disaster for science classes

The Hechinger Report

Such closures have a disastrous impact on education in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math. While pre-Ks, elementary schools and some schools for children with complex disabilities reopened in December, there is still no plan to reopen middle and high schools.

Summer SuperHighway: 3 Kyle Wilson Elementary Teachers on Internet Access and Student Engagement

Education Superhighway

” ESH: Before your upgrade, how did the level of Internet access impact teaching and learning? Veronica: One thing I’ve noticed is that attendance-wise, kids are able to keep up and access whatever is going on in class even when they have to miss school. Cathleen: I love being able to incorporate language arts and STEM through project-based learning using technology.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM. During the reflection phase, learners are given the option to express what they learned during and because of their STEM, STEAM, Maker Education experience in a way that makes the most sense to them given the nature of the task; and their preferred means of expression.

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Build a Solid Stem with @Science4UsSays: K-2 Online, Interactive Science

Kleinspiration

Science4Us: Overview Science4Us is a comprehensive web-based digital science curriculum for elementary students that includes all of the components necessary for teachers and parents to provide an exemplary science experience for all learners. Also, because Science4us is web-based, students can access Science4Us individually in a media center or even at home on the family computer. Science4Us: Online, Interactive, Standards Based - Kleinspiration readers are invited to.

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Osceola County Brings Flexible K-12 Learning Platform and Coding Resources to All Elementary Educators and Students Through Expanded Partnership with Discovery Education

eSchool News

Earlier this year, the SDOC team was looking for supplemental, cross-curricular digital resources to support elementary students’ continued academic growth during in-person and virtual instruction. creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe.

LA’s First Public All-Girls STEM School Goes Global

CUE

In August 2016, the Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA) opened within the Los Angeles Unified School District with much fanfare as California’s first all-girls public STEM school. For example, one student wondered why so many Kenyan presidents shared the same last name; another student wondered why access to water was so difficult. in Elementary Education. The post LA’s First Public All-Girls STEM School Goes Global appeared first on CUE Blog.

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Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

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. Peek Into a STEM Classroom: Davenport West High School. Peek Into a STEM Classroom: Mt.

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California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

techlearning

- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md. Beaumont USD’s Palm Elementary School is the focal point of this new collaboration, which seeks to create the area’s premier STEM school through a unique combination of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital resources and robust STEM-focused professional development services.

Emeritus Expands into K12 through Acquisition of iD Tech Bringing Equitable STEM Education to Adults and Youth Globally

eSchool News

The companies will bring expert instruction in STEM fields to individuals worldwide,with a shared goal of bridging the STEM opportunity gap. STEM career opportunities are projected to grow exponentially, with an estimated 3.5

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First nationwide look at racial breakdown of career education confirms deep divides

The Hechinger Report

In Nevada, just 4 percent of students who took a career-oriented science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) course in the 2019-20 school year — 88 students total — were Black, even though Black students make up more than 11 percent of the state’s public school enrollment.

Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources. Science – STEM Resources. Science Net Links – A premiere site for STEM resources. Math STEM Resources.

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OPINION: Why we must invest in new, innovative workforce training to fill a skills gap

The Hechinger Report

has just under 9 million available STEM jobs ; 70 percent of them in IT or computers. has just under 9 million available STEM jobs ; 70 percent of them in IT or computers.

CoderZ Launches Initiative to Engage Students in STEM with the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge

eSchool News

This year’s #StepintoSTEM challenge provides teachers access to resources that make instruction simple for them, regardless of their computer science background. Last year, 120,000 students received access to the program. DERRY, N.H. –

Grit, Tenacity, Inclusion — Robotics Programs Teach Much More Than STEM Concepts

Edsurge

We had a chat with Kate about her views on STEM education, supporting underrepresented and underserved students, and how learning to fail helps all kids succeed. Kate Sample EdSurge: Not everyone has an engineer dad to support their passion for STEM.

How Kids Can Design in AR and VR with Robert Kalman

The CoolCatTeacher

All Subjects Augmented Reality Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future

eSchool News

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. The report, STEM 2026 , pulls from the work of experts in science, technology, engineering and math, and the authors point out that current conditions do not ensure equal access to STEM teaching and learning.

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TEA Announce Free Access To Supplemental Math Computer Program for Texas

eSchool News

program and ensure access to dynamic learning opportunities for students across the state.” Beginning today, all Texans–educators and families–can register for access to a new ST Math account at www.stmath.com/texas.

This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

Related: An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM. A fourth-grader makes a puppet while his teammate works on writing a script at Mountain View Elementary School in Longmont, Colo. In a Colorado district, 80 students work a combined 350 to 400 hours per month, earning $10 per hour doing STEM-related jobs. STEM gives me challenges to think about.

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Are students getting enough STEM?

eSchool News

Washingtonians believe Students are not getting proper STEM education, according to a new survey. Washington residents are concerned about the state’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs, according to a survey conducted by Washington STEM, a nonprofit aiming to improve innovation in STEM education in Washington state. Surveyed Washington voters reported that they view STEM education as critical for preparing students for success.

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Hour of Code Plugged and Unplugged Activities and Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Code.org has different activities for elementary students to adults. Kodable has different free activities for elementary students such as creating fuzzies and mazes peers can play on.

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

techlearning

It’s an economic concern, as schools consider how they can ensure equal access for all. And it raises questions about gender and race: How can schools inspire more girls and students of color to pursue STEM? DEFINING EQUITY: EMPATHY, AUTHENTICITY, AND ACCESS Sean Wybrant, Digital Media Studies Teacher, William J. Amesse Elementary at Denver Public Schools. Wybrant cites the North Dakota Access Pipeline as an example. Amesse Elementary.

Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

What is STEM? The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. More recently, arts were added to this educational model, as educators believed that art and creativity play an important role in the understanding of the former subjects in the STEM Curriculum , thus changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM. Why is STEM Training Important? And that is precisely why it is important to create more awareness of STEM.

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Utah STEM Action Center Releases Exemplar Statewide Program Evaluation

MIND Research Institute

The Utah STEM Action Center has released its 2020 annual report , which includes the results of their comprehensive statewide program evaluation. We believe the Utah STEM Action Center report is a strong exemplar for other states to review and follow for their own analyses.