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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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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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Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

During that time, I participated in the Study Tour of the Former Soviet Union and lived in the Russian House. After graduation, I pursued and obtained my Masters in Secondary English Education.

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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Today's CTE Investments Help Boost Students' Success

EdTech Magazine

Even students studying culinary arts need experience using digital point-of-sale systems. 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.

Isn’t it time to stop Wikipedia shaming?

NeverEndingSearch

Researching Students’ Information Choices (RSIC), our IMLS-funded study, uses simulated Google result lists to examine what happens when student researchers make real-time search engine result page decisions. Student simulation tasks (RSIC study). Elementary think alouds.

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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. ” Featured on eSchool News Professional Development (PD) Resource STEM Top News

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CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

CUE

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.

The Sound of Inclusion: Why Teachers’ Words Matter

Digital Promise

No student (or teacher) leaves their language patterns at the door when they enter a classroom – even classes like math and science, where language is often seen as secondary. For the past decade, as professors who study the role of language and culture in education, we’ve been working to help educators understand these dynamics across all subject areas. We all use language,” one STEM teacher recognized, “whether it’s in the directions we give or the handouts we use.”.

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Trump’s Proposed K-12 Budget: Six Funding Themes

Leadership Lounge

Promoting innovation and reform around STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. college and career counseling, STEM, arts, civics, International Baccalaureate/Advanced Placement). Promoting Innovation and Reform in STEM.

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Part 2 Starting PBL: 30 Amazing Resources To Help Plant A New PBL Idea

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on PBL! There are projects for elementary levels as well as project ideas for middle and high school. PBL Social Studies Project Ideas by grade level.

OECD Releases Report on Automation and the Workforce

Leadership Lounge

The findings are interesting, as the 2013 study by Frey and Osborne suggested that 47 percent of jobs would become automated in the future. The OECD continued to build on the study and in 2018 has revised those numbers. In OECD’s most recent study, they suggest 14 percent of jobs in OECD countries are likely to be “highly automatable” which means that the probability of automation is 70 percent or higher.

New Schools in Four States Partner with The Virtual High School

techlearning

Schools expand their local course offerings by incorporating the VHS catalog into their program of studies. The VHS catalog consists of more than 200 unique online courses, including 23 AP® offerings, innovative STEM programs, and a wide variety of unique electives, including computer science.

Starting PBL: 30 Amazing Resources To Help Plant A New PBL Idea, Part 2

techlearning

There are projects for elementary levels as well as project ideas for middle and high school. Seventeen Examples of STEM PBL – Take a look at this list of STEM activities that can be brought into PBL. High Tech Elementary – Their high school projects are awesome.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Paloma Garcia-Lopez - Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative - "Maker Movement: Making More Makers" Jeanne Century - Director of Research and Evaluation and Science Education, Outlier Research and Evaluation, CEMSE, University of Chicago - "Is it STEM or Just Good Practice?"

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Queen sacrifice in Delaware?

Bryan Alexander

For another, the humanities versus STEM divide isn’t as clear as it is elsewhere. Yes, STEM and professional programs reap the rewards, while some humanities face the ax. Another week, another queen sacrifice: Delaware State University is cutting two dozen majors.

LA’s school counselors strike back

The Hechinger Report

on day four of the strike, Nadia Morales, a counselor at Los Angeles High School, and Pedro Martinez, a social-studies teacher at Eagle Rock High School, prepare their children for the day. Villafuerte is now studying kinesiology, with the hope of becoming a baseball coach at LA High.

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4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

eSchool News

We rounded up some best practices League members use to ensure students stay in school, get their degrees, and are prepared for success in their post-secondary endeavors. It is difficult for the 1,200-student district to offer STEM, foreign language or Advanced Placement courses year-round.

Held back, but not helped

The Hechinger Report

One study by the Louisiana board of education showed that 40 percent of retained eighth graders did not even make it to a high-school campus after being held back. Instead, she’s surrounded by friends, including elementary-school classmate Rory Williams, who also will be 20 when he graduates.

High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

The Hechinger Report

Even students with cognitive delays may be able to attend modified post-secondary programs if given adequate preparation and encouragement in school. Rather than being challenged, he was allowed to use a teacher-made study guide while taking exams at his California high school.

Editor’s Picks 2015, No. four: 4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

eSchool News

We rounded up some best practices League members use to ensure students stay in school, get their degrees, and are prepared for success in their post-secondary endeavors. It is difficult for the 1,200-student district to offer STEM, foreign language or Advanced Placement courses year-round.

Why History Matters

Hack Education

And I’m sorry, but another aside: if you get your history of education from a guy who calls Thomas Jefferson’s slaves “employees” then you might have some real problems discerning the kinds of sources – primary or secondary – that you should take seriously.).

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

Pane is the lead author of one of the few empirical studies to date of this idea, published late last year. ” Still, he’s managed to identify some key common elements: At the schools he’s studied, students meet regularly, one on one, with teachers.

Charters felt pressured to promise miraculous progress — but none met the targets

The Hechinger Report

In 2008, a few years after Hurricane Katrina, school officials in Louisiana asked aspiring charter-school leader Andrew Shahan to consider taking over the failing Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School in New Orleans’ Upper 9th Ward.

Hacking project-based learning: tips for management, assessment, & more from Ross Cooper & Erin Murphy

The Cornerstone Blog

I’m assuming it’s very different for elementary than secondary. Erin: I’m going to let Ross jump in in a second, but I just want to address here the piece about the secondary versus the elementary.

Five Classroom Dimensions That Show Deep Math Learning Is Happening

MindShift

She’s learned to think of this approach as “going at the pace of the learning,” a phrase she heard from Akiko Takahashi, an expert in lesson study. Buljan teaches second grade at Glassbrook Elementary school in Hayward, California. So now she just gives sentence stems like, “I noticed,” to help model how students can have an academic conversation. She then monitors how they are using those stems and gives immediate feedback. OAKLAND STUDY.

Inside the oil industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education

The Hechinger Report

Jennifer Merritt’s first-graders at Jefferson Elementary School in Pryor, Oklahoma, were in for a treat. Abandoned by the school bus, Pete walks to Petroville Elementary in his pajamas. “It A 2016 study confirmed that America’s youth receive mixed messages on climate change.

How to make Cleveland ‘great again’

The Hechinger Report

That includes traditional neighborhood schools, charter schools, career academies and themed schools such as MC2 STEM High School. In English, they studied rhyme schemes. When he was in elementary school, Justin Alvis’ parents used to give him homework because his teachers didn’t.

Week of February 27, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Adrian won the coveted Outstanding Secondary Teacher for Victoria last year. We’ll focus on apps that lend themselves to STEM as well as apps to facilitate integration across disciplines. EPA WaterSense and WasteWater Education will present a free hour seminar to introduce home school, elementary and high school teachers to the curriculum materials available from USEPA to promote March 14-20, 2011 "Fix A Leak Week!"

October 24 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The system is a little weird, since you can''t see all of the proposals in one area (they are categorized into primary, secondary, and tertiary blocks based on arbitrary ordering of session submissions by one individual), but here are direct links to panel proposals I made: "School 2.0: The Senate Education Committee began work this week sifting through the 800-some-odd-page reauthorization for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The bill will be a massive revisions to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Responding to President Obama''s call to train 100,000 teachers in STEM subjects in the next 10 years, Google and 80 other organizations have founded 100Kin10. Its mission: "to reverse the United States’ decades-long decline in STEM subjects, to ensure that all children have the basic STEM literacy to be full participants in our economy and democracy and to enable U.S.