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.

Wizrobotics launches Wizprodigy, a new online competition experience for STEM students

eSchool News

Wizrobotics, an online live learning platform for teaching and inspiring K-12 students to explore STEM fields, announced the launch of Wizprodigy. The Wizprodigy Online STEM competition is open to students aged 12 to 16 years old with a prize pool totalling $2000.

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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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Using Digital Tools to Teach STEM Courses Remotely and Effectively

edWeb.net

Secondary students in particular need to be able to see and ask questions during laboratory experiments, or receive feedback when developing their own solutions to math problems. The post Using Digital Tools to Teach STEM Courses Remotely and Effectively appeared first on edWeb.

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.

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. News STEM

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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.

23 amazing STEM and digital learning tools

eSchool News

program introduces new research-based metrics to more appropriately assess that students are ready to pursue their lifelong goals and dreams following post-secondary education. Developed in response to educator demand for resources that support hands-on, project-based learning in early elementary classrooms, the new curriculum builds on decades of Teaching Strategies’ research and experience in early childhood education.

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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. Part 3: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 25 STEM and PBL Competitions. After the last post of over 40 STEM resources, I am sure you are ready for more engaging possibilities.resources.

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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.

TEACHER VOICE: Through tutoring, I discovered I love teaching middle schoolers

The Hechinger Report

He has taught secondary science in Minneapolis Public Schools since 2014. Elementary to High School Middle School Opinion Curriculum STEM Teacher Preparation teacher voice teachers

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. But faced with the dilemma of fitting “one more thing” into the school day, some schools are getting creative and using after-school programs to help address their students’ STEM needs and interests.

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5 reasons to set up a coding program in your district

eSchool News

At Everett Public Schools, we’ve always had a robotics team at the elementary and secondary levels. Featured on eSchool News STEM Teaching & Learning coding Curriculum district help learning online robotics robots schools shutdown

Operation Outbreak: Simulating a pandemic while living it

The Hechinger Report

Seated at folding tables and speaking through face masks, students at this STEM-focused charter high school tallied Covid-19 infection and death rates from one winter week — comparing national and statewide data with the virus’s toll at their school.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

After graduation, I pursued and obtained my Masters in Secondary English Education. From there, I moved to the secondary world and bounced from Alabama, to Tennessee, to Virginia and finally settled in Bellevue, Nebraska, where I teach 8th grade English. Santha Walters on episode 282 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

OPINION: Neither heroes nor villains, teachers must be recast as vital partners

The Hechinger Report

There is no policy area in our governance “more complex than elementary and secondary education,” education professors and researchers Paul Manna and Patrick McGuinn wrote in their in their 2013 book. Elementary to High School Opinion Parents Politics STEM

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. I like to think that if I’m a high school teacher, I can’t just focus on the secondary curriculum. Kyle Pearce on episode 304 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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SAM Labs blocks put students in charge of creative learning

iLearn Technology

Analyze Anastasis Academy Apply Art Create Evaluate Fun & Games Inquiry iPod Language Arts Maker Space Math Middle/High School Music Primary Elementary Science Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources Technology Understand (describe, explain) Websites app build circuits creativity experiment inquiry LEGO maker space maths numeracy programming prototype lab SAM labs STEAM STEM technology temperature

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. She regularly contributes literacy insights at Dr. Kimberly’s Literacy Blog and has collaborated in writing classroom curriculum and language arts sections as well as chairing the Elementary Reading National Evaluation Preparation Committee for Pearson Education.

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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.

Summer camp 2021: More anxiety, more learning, more hugs — same fun

The Hechinger Report

Summer camps, many of which remain financially fragile after last year’s closures, could see an influx of cash: The American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund earmarked $1.2 Elementary to High School News Social emotional Summer camp

VHS Learning Partners with Schools in Massachusetts to Offer Online Courses

eSchool News

Schools can easily increase their course offerings by giving students access to the VHS Learning catalog, which consists of more than 250 unique teacher-led online courses, including 24 AP® offerings, innovative STEM programs, and a wide variety of unique electives.

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

techlearning

There are three levels of the LEGO Education learning portfolio: Early Learning, Primary, and Secondary. Secondary Continuing to support students as they grow, LEGO Education solutions for secondary school provide hands-on experiences that allow students to develop their scientific inquiry, engineering design, and data analysis skills. and LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 are helping her schools teach STEM skills. STEM Resources Steam Coding Lego

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.

10 Ways to Move Forward: Learning Gaps and Post Pandemic Learning [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 Iowa.

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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. He also continues to consult for various districts across the country at the elementary, middle, and secondary level training teachers and administrators. iPads IT Coaches and Directors Math Teachers STEM Teachers Tech Tips Web Tools Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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Celebrating Culturally Diverse Winter Holidays in the Classroom

Waterford

A milk jug igloo is a fun STEM activity using recycled materials and a lot of hands-on fun to make a cozy reading nook. Guidance on Constitutionally Protected Prayer and Religious Expression in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools.”

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. Club STEM director Christine Nguyen said she was grateful for the opportunity. Education Technology STEM AIWhen Ayanna met Cozmo the robot, both she and the robot lit up. “it it was like she met a new best friend,” her Boys and Girls Club teacher James Carter said. They just clicked.”

7 ways schools can get creative with STEAM

eSchool News

For a while now, schools have been slowly merging science and math lessons with visual arts as a way to add a hands-on component, and perhaps a dash of culture, to ordinary STEM curriculum. In fact, it could start with just a couple of teachers — either art and math specialists or a grade level teacher at the elementary level along with their grade’s planning team. And in math, fractions and ratios can inspire lessons on mixing paints to create warm and cool secondary colors.

VHS Learning Celebrates 25th Anniversary

eSchool News

At the state level, VHS Learning has partnered with Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (MA DESE) to create the STEM Advanced Placement Access Expansion Opportunity (SAPAO). The nonprofit marks its quarter-century milestone collaborating with schools.

New Schools in Six States and Internationally Give Students Courses from VHS Learning

eSchool News

Currently, the nonprofit serves students in 66 countries and 46 states, offering hundreds of unique online courses, including 24 AP® offerings, innovative STEM programs, and a wide variety of unique electives. “As Boston – Aug.

Avoid the One-Size-Fits-All Classroom

Catlin Tucker

When I volunteer in my children’s elementary classrooms (1st and 3rd grade), I am struck by how frequently the teacher finds time to work directly with small groups of students to offer additional support, review concepts, assess understanding, and practice skills. At the secondary level scenes like this are less frequent. My excitement about blended learning stemmed from the realization that learning, both inside and outside of my classroom, can take many different forms.

Science for all: How to reach English learners

eSchool News

Many supports are available for ELs (bilingual programs, SIOP, SEI), but the elementary science materials available are disproportionately directed toward grade-level readers. In our work in local districts with high EL populations, we regularly see upper elementary students using K-1 science texts. 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 to Bring Back the Arts and Boost Academic Achievement Through STEAM Curriculum

Waterford

Did you know that music lessons can help students excel in STEM ? Over four million elementary school children receive no visual arts lessons in the classroom.[6] STEM subjects), 92% took music lessons as a child compared to 34% of the general population.[11]

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Online Courses from Vector Solutions Help Schools Address Pandemic-Related Behavioral Challenges

eSchool News

Tampa, FL – September 20, 2021 – For many students, the stress and challenges of the pandemic may have caused regression both socially and emotionally and in terms of their behavior.