How is STEM Education Shaping the Future of our Science Classes?

EdNews Daily

As more school districts focus on STEM education, there is room to improve. What is STEM education? Simply, it stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). STEM education promotes a realm of benefits. Latinos in STEM Education.

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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.

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Verizon Innovative App Challenge for Secondary Students

The Innovative Educator

Created to ignite interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), The Verizon Innovative App Challenge opens student''s eyes to exciting new possibilities for their futures, opening doors they may never have known were there. The Challenge is a collaborative competition that offers $10,000 grants and Samsung Galaxy Tabs for winning secondary schools and students. Cell phones in Education STEM Verizon

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – May

Discovery Education

At Discovery Education, we know how hard teachers work to make a difference in students’ lives. As part of our celebration of educators, several Discovery Education Community partners are providing special Teacher Appreciation Week perks for members of the community.

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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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Part 3: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 25 STEM and PBL Competitions

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this third 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.

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

EdNews Daily

However, one field that has been historically underrepresented in our education system can alleviate the needs of aspiring high schoolers who are not fortunate enough to have laboratory access: mathematical modeling.

6 ways to improve PD in STEM for every grade level

eSchool News

High-quality instruction in STEM requires both teaching expertise and content knowledge. Yet, at the elementary school level, many teachers haven’t had any specialized education or training in science, leaving them at a loss for PD in STEM. Next page: PD in STEM tips 2-6).

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7 ways data collection is improving STEM education

eSchool News

STEM classes in particular have a natural potential to be both tech-rich and inquiry-based, especially hands-on lab activities. Here are 7 ways technology is enhancing and expanding STEM education in our school district. One exciting way we’re infusing technology into STEM education is through our district’s Innovations Labs. 21st Century Skills STEM inquiry labs pasco scientific PBL probeware sensors

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STEM Gains Traction in After-School Programs

Leadership Lounge

Many schools are recognizing the importance of providing their students with opportunities for greater technology instruction — especially in supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs with an emphasis on coding.

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Is STEM getting ‘IT’ right for female students?

eSchool News

and Ireland to inspire young women to pursue STEM careers. In its first five years, the organization has worked with nearly 40,000 girls, 95 percent of whom have expressed an increased interest in STEM. When an effort is made to engage girls in STEM, great things will result.

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

eSchool News

As educators, we know that science is not just a body of knowledge, but it is a process that enables people to answer questions through scientific inquiry. These are important skills for students to master, not least because of the growing demand for science and STEM professionals.

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

The Hechinger Report

This story is a part of our Map to the Middle Class project, where readers ask questions about educational pathways to financial stability and then we investigate. Andy Smarick, director of civil society, education and work for the nonprofit think-tank R Street.

School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science: Tips and Advice to Find the Fit

The CoolCatTeacher

In terms of young women, school counselors and really all educators can help young women and really all of our students learn more about computer science and technology by thinking about how it intersects with every area of interest. What are some resources for counselors and other educators?

Harness the Power of LEGO® Education to Engage Students in STEAM Learning

techlearning

From preschool through high school, LEGO® Education provides a continuum of hands-on, playful learning solutions that engage every student’s natural curiosity. There are three levels of the LEGO Education learning portfolio: Early Learning, Primary, and Secondary.

3 Injustices in Education

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

The lack of engagement might stem from a learning challenge (academic), it might be personal challenges at home (social/emotional), or it might be that the student doesn’t feel connected to the school, peers or teacher.

Oklahoma district boasts ‘best in state’ STEM innovation labs

eSchool News

Maker spaces, science labs, and touch screens help students conduct real-world STEM. The addition of these labs is helping to shape Bartlesville High School as one of premier educational facilities in the state of Oklahoma. McClatchy STEM

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The link between arts-based learning and STEM

eSchool News

” Working with Worcester, MA high school students and early career STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) professionals from San Diego, the results were compiled through a series of experimental studies testing AoSL’s hypothesis: that integrating the arts into STEM innovation training results in enhanced individual creative thinking skills, increased collaborative behaviors, and more robust team innovation outcomes.

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23 amazing STEM and digital learning tools

eSchool News

Technology changes at a rapid pace, and educators have to keep up. Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education. Next page: More digital technologies and STEM resources).

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School Designation: Process > End Results

Tech Helpful

In September of this school year I became aware that the state of Tennessee had a STEM School Designation Process. The process of gathering information for the state of Tennessee for the STEM Designated School process has grown our program more than any assigned "you made it!"

6 ways to support computer science education

eSchool News

New report offers policy recommendations to sustain momentum for computer science education. schools should make every effort to expand computer science education to keep up with workforce demands, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF).

Influential Educator Keynotes Southeast Powerful Practices Event

Discovery Education

for a jam-packed day of workshops with nationally renowned educators. More than 100 education leaders met on Oct. 14 for Discovery Education’s fourth Powerful Practices event, an instructional leadership experience for educators. The session kicked off Friday morning with a keynote address from Erin Gruwell, the influential educator behind the book and film, Freedom Writers. Because we have to make education come to life for students.”

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, Sean, you’re currently working with iPads and some online formative assessments for STEM classrooms. Another thing that’s changed my perception a lot is teaching at American College of Education and Cal State San Marcos. Southeast Education Network (SEEN) (19, 1). educator.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

OK, well, educators, just remember that you can use technology in any classroom. I was educated at the University of Alabama and graduated with an undergraduate degree in Russian Language and Literature in 1993.

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

techlearning

-- 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. Manufacture Your Future materials are also available through Discovery Education Streaming Plus.

Notes from the UNI Education Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

Notes from the UNI Education Summit in Cedar Falls, Iowa a couple of weeks ago… Website. I’m glad there are so many educators here; I always feel safer in a room of teachers! He said, “You’ve had a wonderful education. of Education was essentially correct.

Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

The CoolCatTeacher

I believe it really stems from our ability to actually understand the conceptual understanding behind the mathematics. So I’ve learned a ton, getting to spend all kinds of time in elementary as well as secondary.

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Giving Students Flexibility With Competency-Based Education

Digital Promise

Asante Johnson is a technology integration coach and STEM teacher at District of Columbia Public Schools ’ Wheatley Education Campus. Last month, Johnson joined a handful of educators from the League of Innovative Schools on a tour of three public school districts in New Hampshire, a leader in competency-based education. When I landed in New Hampshire, I was eager to see competency-based education in action at the secondary level.

CEOs See Apprenticeships as Wave of Future for Workforce Skills

Marketplace K-12

More K-12 and post-secondary schools should consider apprenticeships as part of their educational programs, according to a panel sponsored by the Business Roundtable. Marketplace K-12 International/Global Education skills gap STEM

5 state policies to sustain computer science education

eSchool News

Computer science skills are becoming a larger part of mainstream education with the emergence of Computer Science Education Week and efforts to introduce students to coding and programming. million STEM jobs will be computer-related. Policy Resource STEM Top News

Trump, tech companies pledge over $500 million to computer science education

FETC Converge

Computer science education picked up concerted, cross-sector support this week when the Trump administration and a slew of private sector companies collectively committed more than half a billion dollars to K-12 and post-secondary STEM programs. Uncategorized computer science computer skills STEM teaching job skills technical skills

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. Thoughts on how this might effect education from Inside Higher Ed , from NPR , from Internet2 (via Bryan Alexander), from The Washington Post , and from Edsurge. ” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Angela Peery has been an educator 31 years and has served as a secondary English teacher, secondary administrator, instructional coach, turnaround specialist, curriculum developer, and consultant.

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AI Curriculum Is Coming for K-12 At Last. What Will It Include?

Edsurge

elementary and secondary schools teach the subject, maybe because there are so few curricula available for students. It’s very important for education groups to face [AI] head-on,” she said. The organization, which provides education and training to typically underserved groups, has already taught AI in a refugee camp. Club STEM director Christine Nguyen said she was grateful for the opportunity. Education Technology STEM AI

Why Young Children Should Learn Engineering

edWeb.net

Even with the NGSS’s emphasis on engineering, there’s still a feeling that in preschool and kindergarten, teachers shouldn’t place as much emphasis on the E in STEM. First, Keith said educators need to make sure they understand what engineering actually is.

There’s No Such Thing As Being Bad at Math: How Neuroscience Is Changing the Equation

Edsurge

As a society ever more reliant on technology and STEM-based careers, we must shatter the myth that math skill is inborn and reinforce that it is the result of intention and practice. It’s common to hear well educated adults declare themselves “not a math person,” sometimes proudly. As a society ever more reliant on technology and STEM-based careers, we must shatter the myth that math skill is inborn and reinforce that it is the result of intention and practice.

2016 Global Education Conference - Day One!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sunday, November 13th, is day one of the seventh annual Global Education Conference. Andreea Dahlquist, teacher 3:00pm (iEARN) The Global Impact of iEARN: Shaping Global Education through Collaboration - Jennifer Russell, iEARN Executive Council Member GEC Connect - Game On!

Computer Science Educators Wanted: How This New Program Is Addressing the Shortage

Edsurge

In an environment of 21st century demand from tech-hungry students, educators are largely stuck with out-of-date or insufficient training to keep up with demand. Public-private partnerships are one way to address the nation-wide shortage of computer science-trained educators, and the latest comes in the form of STEMpath , a new graduate-level educator certification program that isn't quite a master's degree. Education Technology Coding Technology in School

White Fragility in Teaching and Education: An Interview With Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Edsurge

As a white woman, former teacher in a predominantly black community, education writer, and diversity manager at Google, white privilege and fragility shapes the words I say and write, the actions I take, the responses I give. DiAngelo is Affiliate Faculty of Education at the University of Washington, a writer and speaker on racial justice. How did you see white fragility manifest in the higher-education environment? I was a professor of education.

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