STEM: A DEEP DEFINITION

Battelle for Kids

Driving Question: What makes a STEM School? What makes a STEM school? I have literally sat on so many panels (K12,Higher Ed, political, policy, and industry), participated in meetings from the White House to the schoolhouse, been active in research think tanks and included in numerous case studies to define what STEM is and what makes a STEM school and we are still asking this question. Volume 3, Issue 3, Number 1. That is the question that is most often asked.

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The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation by TeachThought Staff A decent working definition of intrinsic motivation is “motivation that stems directly from an action rather than a reward.” The post The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Definitions Experienced Teacher Student Engagement

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Is college worth it? It’s a definite maybe.

The Christensen Institute

The top earning majors are predictable: STEM degrees and finance tend to have the higher payoffs than humanities and arts degrees, and engineering degrees pay the most. It’s a definite maybe. With the start of the new school year just around the corner, prospective students are asking what has become a very tough question: Should I go to college? Salary data from NACE; College cost data from NCES. All data in 2016 dollars. It used to be easier to give a clear answer.

5 Ways to Bring Computational Thinking and STEM Together

The CoolCatTeacher

STEM and Computational Thinking go together. Today’s guest is a PhD, Biomedical engineer and STEM Teacher. Stephanie Zeiger helps us see the potential of STEM and computational thinking. 5 Ways to Bring Computational Thinking and STEM Together. Vicki: Let’s talk about bringing computational thinking and STEM together with Stephanie Zieger. So, Stephanie, what is our first way to bring computational thinking and STEM together? Definitely.

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Part One… Transforming STEM Education from a Noun to a Verb… STEM in all Areas

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the first of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. The first post involves the “why”, and the second post provides 15 ideas for the :how” There are a lot of definitions in regards to STEM education usually in regards to the nouns including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. In fact, STEM action is something all content areas can embrace as they engage students in authentic learning.

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STEM across Curriculum…. Ten Ideas to Transform STEM from Nouns to Verbs… and Facts to Thinking

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to another STEM related post. There are a lot of ideas floating around in regards to STEM education. As I reflect on my observation of STEM practice in my travels across the country I have become more convinced that STEM is a verb, and not just a set of nouns. In fact, STEM action is something all content areas can embrace as they engage students in authentic learning. STEM across Curriculum…. Every subject should own STEM thinking!

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Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

One teacher, many students: It’s basically the definition of school as we know it, going back to the earliest days of the Republic. ” Khan Academy is a giant online library, viewed by tens of millions of people worldwide, of multiple-choice practice exercises and short instructional videos, with the strongest offerings in STEM disciplines. Her daughter started this fall at Murray’s school, Waukesha STEM Academy.

Ten Questions to Ask when Creating a STEM Culture in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As you might know, I am very excited about STEM education! In fact, get ready for a series of helpful STEM posts. For consultations and presentations at schools across the country I have developed these ten questions you may want to ask as you develop or assess STEM possibilities for students. I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL and STEM. Quick note for those near Fort Wayne, Indiana: I will be providing a keynote for the STEM 2.0:

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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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Part Two… Transforming STEM Education from a Noun to a Verb… 15 Steps

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the second of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. There are a lot of definitions in regards to STEM education usually in regards to the nouns including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. As I reflect on my observation of STEM practice in my travels across the country I have become more convinced that STEM is a verb, and not just a set of nouns. Think of STEM as a verb, not a noun.

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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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Celebrate National STEM Day with #MySTEMHero

MIND Research Institute

November 8 th is National STEM / STEAM day. At MIND Research Institute, our mission is to mathematically equip all students to solve the world’s most challenging problems, and in doing so, prepare them to become the future STEM workforce. Jobs in STEM fields will expand faster than non-STEM jobs, growing to more than 9 million by 2022. We're Celebrating National STEM Day. Last National STEM day, we celebrated by providing a giant list of STEM resources.

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Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020. It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education. The very first time I heard the idea of integrating the Arts into STEM education was while watching a 2009 keynote made by Daniel Pink at the NECC Conference in Washington DC… yes prior to ISTE Conferences! The next concept involves “getting real about STEM. This is a great place to Make STEM happen!

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STEM for in all Areas…. Ten Ideas to Transform STEM from Nouns to Verbs… and Facts to Thinking

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

There are a lot of ideas floating around in regards to STEM education. As I reflect on my observation of STEM practice in my travels across the country I have become more convinced that STEM is a verb, and not just a set of nouns. In fact, STEM action is something all content areas can embrace as they engage students in authentic learning. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post that recognizes that the Arts must be in STEM! I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s. I will be providing workshops and featured sessions on STEM, PBL, Inquiry, Maker Space, and Computational Thinking! 35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM by Michael Gorman at [link].

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STEM Across Curriculum: Ten Ideas to Transform STEM from Nouns to Verbs - and Facts to Thinking

techlearning

Welcome to another STEM related post. There are a lot of ideas floating around in regards to STEM education. As I reflect on my observation of STEM practice in my travels across the country I have become more convinced that STEM is a verb, and not just a set of nouns. In fact, STEM action is something all content areas can embrace as they engage students in authentic learning. Perhaps it is important to think of STEM as a verb and not a noun.

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Thinking processes and STEM

Kathy Schrock

The hundreds of quality STEM-related videos and materials in the Discovery Education online collection make it easy to find content to use for your lessons and units. However, take time for students to develop a solid thinking process before starting your STEM unit. STEM, with its combined focus on science, technology, engineering and math, should also include the important skill of learning how to think. What content in the STEM curriculum would benefit most from this model?

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9 Rokenbok Toys for Super STEM Recreation

Fractus Learning

Rokenbok construction toy systems are an ideal way to introduce your child to STEM concepts and learning. Science, technology, engineering and math skills promoted by STEM toys are not only useful in school, they are important skills for understanding how the world around us works. Top Rokenbok Sets for STEM Learning. But these blocks are easy to put together and manipulate, definitely easy enough for a three-year-old, but also fun for an older child.

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Part 4: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Math

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number four in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back. You will also find posts filled with resources including Science , Technology , and Engineering in STEM. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s.

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Part 4: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Turning STEM to STEAM… 24 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this fourth 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 4: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Turning STEM to STEAM… 24 Resources. It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education.

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom: Putting the Arts in STEM

techlearning

It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education. The very first time I heard the idea of integrating the Arts into STEM education was while watching a keynote made by Daniel Pink at the NECC Conference in Washington DC… yes prior to ISTE Conferences! A reading of his book, A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule The Future , is a must for any educator, especially those interested in STEM education.

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Global STEM Alliance is Encouraging Students to be a New Kind of Billionaire

Edsurge

In order to combat this issue the NYAS’ Global STEM Alliance (GSA), in partnership with the Aspen Institute , created the Social Impact Challenge to encourage the brightest STEM students around the world to become billionaires—but not in the traditional understanding of the word. The Social Impact Challenge is hosted by GSA’s Junior Academy , a program for high-achieving STEM students from around the world. Education Technology STEM Technology in School

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4 STEM Ties to Careers of the Future

Discovery Education

Space may not be the final frontier, but it definitely is the next frontier! STEM is not just about skills, but about dispositions which need to be developed. STEM Career Challenges. To support the move away from random acts of STEM to contextual learning, we have developed STEM Career Challenges to give purpose and tie careers to those quick engineering challenges.

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Dear Liberal Arts Major: STEM Companies Need Your Skills to Grow

Edsurge

More companies in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—or STEM—fields are hiring workers with liberal arts backgrounds, according to a recent report. “It’s Aptitude for Growth To be sure, there are many STEM industry roles that can only be filled by people with highly-specialized knowledge, said Victor Wong, who has managed partnerships at tech companies like Square and NerdWallet.

Office Depot partners with district to develop high school STEM wing

eSchool News

announced the opening of a new STEM wing at Lovejoy High School, located in Lucas, Texas. The STEM wing was unveiled at Learning @ Lovejoy , a nine-day professional development conference with more than 50 sessions for every subject area, level and role within K-12 education. The STEM program at Lovejoy exemplifies modern learning, and we are pleased to contribute toward this innovative educational solution.”. News STEMOffice Depot, Inc.

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Undergrad majors: the humanities seriously down, STEM slowly rising

Bryan Alexander

The results depend on definition, but let’s start with “the ‘core’ humanities disciplines (English language and literature, history, languages and’ literatures other than English, linguistics, classical studies, and philosophy)” Recently they’ve had a harder time than usual, having “declined 8.7% research topics Uncategorized discipline humanities science STEM

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Inspiring Ideas and Resources from the #STEM4INNOVATION Conference

Teacher Reboot Camp

” – Dr. Karan Watson, STEM 4 Innovation Keynote Speaker. Recently, I attended the incredible STEM 4 Innovation Conference at Texas A&M University. I would definitely recommend this conference to any educator in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. In fact, I would say this conference is a must, especially for those developing a STEM curriculum or program in their schools. “People can’t only design with their heads.

9 Magnetic Building Toys for STEM Play and Making

Fractus Learning

Magnetic building toys are among the most popular STEM construction options for a number of simple reasons. Picasso Tiles encourage imagination while they help your child learn about magnetism, colors, shapes and STEM construction concepts. With an endless combination of geometric structures this an excellent kit for developing construction and STEM skills. They are robust and affordable. There are no batteries required (magnets are always on).

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5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design

EdTech Magazine

5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design. From inside the K-12 education bubble, it’s easy to believe that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and STEAM (adding art to the STEM mix) initiatives are a done deal — everyone’s doing them. . There are whole conferences dedicated to STEM. Understand the Origins of STEM and Its Importance. Where do STEM programs come from? Identify Your School's Specific STEM Mission.

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The 5 Best STEM Animations For 2016

ASIDE

These dynamic explainer videos proved definitively that print textbooks cannot keep up with educational, up-to-date motion graphics, especially in the sciences. The sphere of subjects that fall into STEM's orbit keeps expanding. For better or for worse, K-12 courses are now binarly split into either "STEM" or "Humanities" categories. animation explainer video infographic interactive infographic motion graphic science stem

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Too Strong a Spotlight on STEM May Divide Your School

Leadership Lounge

educators have yet to experience the myriad speeches and discussion over the last decade about increasing emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). And, of course, the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a multitude of powerful, well-healed private business groups offer support for STEM and 21st Century economy-supporting initiatives. Add to this wave for STEM another facet from industry -- for coding.

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STEM, PBL, Common Core, and 21st Century Learning

wwwatanabe

Solar exploration in Mrs. Hamman''s 5th grade class This STEM project was student driven. Here''s an example of one of the Glogsters made collaboratively between students: What stood out to me is the collaboration between colleagues and students during this STEM project, while their learning was presented to an authentic audience. Even though there were definite shifts with the Common Core standards , I see equal shifts with becoming a 21st century , student-centered classroom.

How to Encourage Gender Equity and Equality in the Classroom

Waterford

Gender definitions also include transgender students, who identify as a gender that is different from their biological sex. 12] For example, girls interested in STEM subjects may be discouraged if others say such topics aren’t very “feminine” pursuits. And the prevalence of this stereotype may be linked to the fact that more than 50% of all women in STEM ultimately leave their field due to hostile work environments.[8]

Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

The CoolCatTeacher

Toyota Dream Car Art Contest From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM, STEAM, and design thinking are buzzwords in education today. In addition to true STEM projects, we also work to include the arts in all subjects. Definitely, download the lesson plan and entry forms now. Help Your Students Enter the U.S.

Timeline Tools to Document and Analyze the Past

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Read Write Think walks students through the definition of a timeline and creating their own. To thank you for your sharing, friendship and support over the years I am sharing free tips, learning resources, web tools and apps for 25 days in my Digital December STEM Advent Calendar. Students can create digital timelines to analyze the past and help teach others.

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