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.

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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. News STEM

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Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – May

Discovery Education

You can access these awesome deals on our Teacher Appreciation Week sites for both Canada and the U.S. Only 58 percent of eighth-grade science teachers say they have all or most of the resources that they need for STEM. The most critical STEM Career in our society: Teachers.


Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?

EdNews Daily

Most do not have access to a high-level laboratory such as the ones used for the winning contestants, creating a high visible barrier of entry to research for the average high school student. The accessibility of the topic allows ANYONE to produce meaningful results and impact the world.

The school that connects STEM, badging, and life beyond the classroom

eSchool News

These are important skills for students to master, not least because of the growing demand for science and STEM professionals. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that California will have the largest STEM workforce in the country by 2022.

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STEMpath Answers Colorado’s Need for STEM

Mindspark Learning

Colorado has become a technology hub, as more and more STEM and Computer Science (CS)-based businesses move into the area, which has created new jobs and drawn STEM/CS talent from all corners. There is a missing link that impedes long-term sustainability: highly qualified STEM teachers.


Schools in Three States Establish or Expand Student Access to Courses from The Virtual High School


a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization helping schools provide their students with a variety of online and blended learning programs, has spurred institutions in Rhode Island and Vermont to give their students greater access to the wide array of VHS core and elective courses.

Test prep to get into vocational education? Yup, it’s a thing

The Hechinger Report

Graduation rates at the schools top 97 percent — compared to about 91 percent statewide — and more than three-quarters of graduates continue on to college or other post-secondary education. K-12 News Data and research Higher education access Higher education affordability STEM

We won’t have any black Mark Zuckerbergs or Bill Gates till we do this

The Hechinger Report

About one-third of all black collegians earn degrees in either a STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) field or in business, according to my analysis of integrated post-secondary education data system (IPEDS), the national dataset of college outcomes.

Supply and demand: Getting low-income kids into better jobs by getting them into better schools

The Hechinger Report

Modeled in part on California’s High Tech High charter network, business-backed programs in Georgia and South Carolina and STEM programs in Massachusetts, the school are part of a growing push to more closely match the skills students gather in high school with workforce needs.

Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

The CoolCatTeacher

When I started making math more visual, I was able to access all the learners in my classroom. I believe it really stems from our ability to actually understand the conceptual understanding behind the mathematics.

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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

This intriguing research is a must listen for any school with access to technology. Now, Sean, you’re currently working with iPads and some online formative assessments for STEM classrooms. So where can people access what you’ve done?

An Astronaut’s Guide to Culturally Responsive Teaching (and What Space Is Really Like)


Dr. Harris is well-known as an astronaut, but throughout his career he’s also collected an impressive list of STEM credentials, including an M.D., In response, NMSI runs programs designed to boost the number of STEM teachers, increase student access to AP courses and train existing teachers.

LA’s school counselors strike back

The Hechinger Report

One part of the campus is not open to all: since 2016, a small section of LA High has been occupied by a selective, STEM-focused charter school, Girls Academic Leadership Academy. At 7 a.m.,

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries.

Saturday is the Online Global Student Conference - "STEM + Entrepreneurship" (plus we make our call for volunteers!)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Assisting teachers and administrators in understanding how STEM and entrepreneurship impact learning both in and out of the classroom. Strengthening the relationship between students, teachers, and administrators about STEM + entrepreneurship in the curriculum.

OPINION: Higher Ed’s juggling act — Giving more low- and middle-income students better opportunities, while still cutting costs

The Hechinger Report

Related: Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment. A post-secondary education should not just be for those who can afford it. Higher Ed K-12 Opinion Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion

Technology Sparks Growth Mindset and Innovation in the Classroom

Digital Promise

In addition to technology and access, Verizon Innovative Learning Schools receive extensive teacher training, support, and the opportunity to engage in a unique, immersive curriculum to leverage technology in their classrooms.

The new minority on campus? Men

The Hechinger Report

Related: Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment. Girls at the primary and secondary level worldwide far outperform boys in reading, according to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development.

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Today's CTE Investments Help Boost Students' Success

EdTech Magazine

There is a renewed focus on CTE amid broader debates about the value of college and the student debt crisis as well as the need for viable post-secondary alternatives. Demand for Post-Secondary Options Drives CTE Investment. Department of Education, supporting instruction for elementary and secondary students as well as adults. The Education Department’s Pathways to STEM Apprenticeship program is another example of a broader interest in CTE.

Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation Celebrate National Manufacturing Day with ‘Manufacture Your Future Virtual Field Trip’ at Arconic in Austin, Texas


-- Virtual Field Trip of Arconic in Austin, Texas brings exciting STEM careers to classrooms and explores how 3D printing is revolutionizing aerospace manufacturing - - Silver Spring, Md. For more information on the program or to access the site’s free resources, visit.

Dept. of Ed launches makerspace design challenge with $200,000 in prizes

eSchool News

billion for career and technical education programs in grades 7-12 and in post-secondary institutions. Education Grants and School Funding Grants and Funding Innovation Corner STEM Department of Education maker makerspace STEM competitions

6 ways to support computer science education

eSchool News

And though interest in computer science education, and access to it, is growing, the report found that not enough students are taking high-quality computer science classes at the high school and university levels. Establish more STEM-intensive public charter high schools.

Powerful Practices: Q&A with St. Vrain Schools’ Michael O’Toole on Fostering Future Scientists

Discovery Education

Vrain Valley schools, has a vision for how STEM can be applied across all subjects to build a stronger foundation for future learners. Vrain, and where he sees the future of STEM heading. STEM/STEAM programs have really taken off across the country in recent years. At St.

How AR and VR Prepare Students for Jobs of the Future (and Save Districts Money)


Whether you’re post-secondary or secondary, you have access to that money. VR Automotive Expert —“Having access to the program allows students to practice safely before they go in there and start pulling things apart.”. Education Technology 21st Century Skills Technology in School Data and Research Competency-Based Learning STEM Education Core Curriculum EdTech Lexicon Augmented RealityImagine a high school student in your district.

How AR and VR Can Inspire Innovation—and Boost College and Career Readiness


We need to find ways to give our children access to current and future technologies that will allow them to fully participate in our global economy. To have access to high paying careers in the future requires some type of post-secondary education. We need to find ways to give our children access to current and future technologies that will allow them to fully participate in our global economy. Simulations for STEM Learning.

7 innovative 3D printers for the classroom

eSchool News

In fact, from 2011 to 2015, government business intelligence company Onvia awarded $1,809,298 in 3D printer and supply contracts to 44 primary, secondary and higher education institutions and school districts across the United States.

Isn’t it time to stop Wikipedia shaming?


Like the university professor on the study’s advisory panel, in the higher education sample, students highly valued Wikipedia, considering it a reliable old friend for its ability to get them up to speed on an unfamiliar topic and for its references to both primary and secondary sources.

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How to Integrate Multimedia and Writing Instruction With VR, Video and Digital Timelines


Connecting emotion and content Jill Weber, a secondary school teacher in Cheney, Kansas, uses an effective ELA and social studies strategy called Note card confessions. Whether teacher or student created, each timeline is assigned its own URL that allows for easy access for collaboration and assessment. Education Technology 21st Century Skills Technology in School Visual Arts STEM Education Video Instruction For Teachers Core Curriculum

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Sony, Edmodo, partner on math challenge

eSchool News

a global education network, to enhance math literacy among students in primary and secondary schools across the world. With the click of a button, educators and students will gain access to valuable resources and activities. Digital Learning and Tools News STEM Top News

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These Community Colleges Are Still Fulfilling the American Dream


They rallied around me on my post-secondary journey, which prepared me for my eventual career promoting equity in education. Not only do these schools serve the varied needs of their local communities, which include adult education and programming to enrich the lives of local residents, they play a critical role in providing an on-ramp to post-secondary education for students who have the talent and will to pursue a college education.

South Carolina adopts science video service

eSchool News

Supplementary STEM videos serve to engage students in science learning. Students in South Carolina will soon have access to short Twig Science and Tigtag Science videos through a new statewide partnership.

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CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown


Ensure all pupils have access to computer science from K-post secondary education. Present computer science at the secondary school level in a way that can fulfill a computer science, math, or science graduation credit. CUE Advocacy Update.

Science for all: How to reach English learners

eSchool News

Over multiple years, below grade-level content learning limits ELs’ science knowledge as well as access to secondary and post-secondary STEM programs and careers. How can we make access to science more equitable?

3 ways innovative schools advance maker learning for all

eSchool News

Baltimore County Public Schools has plans to launch a Mobile Innovation Lab, opening access to maker learning opportunities to over 100,000 students in 174 schools districtwide. The Iowa City Community School District will open makerspaces in each of its six secondary attendance centers.