Offering Electives to Elementary Students

User Generated Education

It is not clear to me why elementary students are rarely offered elective courses. I never understood why elementary students aren’t shown the bigger picture of a lesson, unit, or course. I have the privilege of teaching gifted elementary students at a few Title 1 schools.

Social Entrepreneurship with Elementary Students: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

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But elementary school-age kids do have the natural curiosity, imagination, drive, and ability to come up with innovative ways to change the world for the better. Education Maker Education cross curricular entrepreneurship entreprenuer experiential learning STEAM STEM student-centric

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Elementary Engineering: An Early Start on STEM

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Teachers in K-6 need to prepare students for STEM and engineering careers that don’t exist yet. Focus on gifting our younger students with a broad range of inquiry experiences and collaborative know-how, writes STEM education expert Anne Jolly. Elementary STEM STEM By Design anne jolly collaboration elementary STEM engineering design process inquiry based learning problem solving professional development teams technologyIt's true.

Stem Education in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

A growing focus of schools is STEM. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Brianna, has some general observations about STEM education in 2020: Stem Education in 2020. So, what is STEM education? The essential component in 2020 is a T-part of STEM – Technology.

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Building a Foundation with Elementary STEM

MiddleWeb

STEM learning can open up new worlds for elementary kids as it grows problem solving and teamwork skills – all the while building a foundation for the middle grades. Anne Jolly provides elementary teachers with ideas and resources to begin integrated STEM. Elementary STEM STEM By Design anne jolly elementary grades elementary STEM engineering Engineering Is Elementary engineering process math science technology

How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter First-grade teacher Danielle Moore has worked with early elementary and kindergarten students as she helps them amplify their voice. Listen to Danielle talk about how to encourage kindergarten and elementary voices Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

I use the following activities to introduce elementary students to the design thinking process. Introducing the general design process to elementary student occurs through showing the following video about the engineering process: The Task: Build the Highest Tower. The second part of the introducing elementary-level learners to the design process is introducing them to empathy and its connection to the design process.

50 Fun Virtual Activities for Elementary School Students

Waterford

Try this free Math Mystery activity , which can be a fun virtual way to practice elementary-level skills. If you teach your elementary students music, consider putting on a production of a Zoom play for young students.

Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM can level up and it must begin to include underrepresented communities of women and minorities. You’ll want to share this with your STEM colleagues. How can we ensure STEM is more than just a buzzword?

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Teaching Elementary-Level Learners About the Brain

User Generated Education

Here is a run down of the learning activities I did with my gifted elementary students to teach them about their brains: Introduction to the Brain. Examples: Education brain cooperative learning experiential learning neuroscience STEMJudy Willis in How to Teach Students About the Brain writes: If we want to empower students, we must show them how they can control their own cognitive and emotional health and their own learning. Teaching students how the brain operates is a huge step.

6 tips to begin an elementary esports program in your school

eSchool News

Thus far, conversations around esports have centered on collegiate and secondary levels, however, a recent change in the winds has shifted the conversation to elementary esports. I teach an elementary STEM class called iCreate in South Haven Public Schools.

How to Encourage Girls in Your Classroom to Get Involved in STEM

Waterford

Did you know that despite similar interests and abilities in STEM subjects (defined here as science, technology, engineering, and math), women are considerably less likely to end up in STEM careers? There Is a Gender Gap in STEM Education, and Here’s Why. Latinas in STEM.

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Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Taylor Ryan on Episode 577 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Lots of things are labeled “STEM” these days but many of them are just rote instructions for students to follow. Is this truly STEM learning? Taylor Ryan is STEM coordinator for his school as they work to integrate STEM into every class. He shares what he’s learned about true STEM learning in the past year in this role.

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Phenix City Schools Awarded Cognia STEM Certification

eSchool News

August 4, 2022) — Phenix City Schools (PCS) are now STEM certified, becoming the largest and fourth district in the nation. Every school in the PCS system earned Cognia’s STEM Certification in June. Cognia recognizes and certifies PCS’ STEM program: ? Phenix City, Ala.

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How to make elementary teachers stronger in STEM

eSchool News

It’s no secret elementary teachers are often weakest in STEM. Despite renewed interest, calls for funding, and presidential appeals, true STEM integration is missing from a large number of classrooms across the country. And to hear Patty Born-Selly tell it that’s especially true at the elementary level. Students, in turn, feel detached from science and math, which may dissuade them from pursuing STEM subjects at higher levels later on.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. Vicki: Steve, do you find that there are teachers that think that kids can’t really understand these concepts — like elementary kids really understanding XY coordinates? You just realized, “Perhaps we’re underestimating the abilities of our elementary kids.”. So, Steve, as we finish up, could you give us a 30-second pep talk on why we need to have computing and computational thinking in the elementary grades?

5 simple ways to integrate STEAM education into elementary classrooms

eSchool News

Some people like to debate STEM vs. STEAM. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math. I once had an actual rocket scientist (he’s a genius & a truly brilliant man) debate STEM vs. STEAM with me. He said there is no place for art in STEM education.

Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. Komal Singh Bio as Submitted Komal Singh is an Engineering Program Manager at Google, and creator of kids’ STEM bestseller ‘Ara The Star Engineer’. Singh debuted as an author with the release of her empowering STEM book “Ara The Star Engineer” (her 20% passion project at Google) that was a bestseller on launch day.

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OPINION: Here’s a solution for attracting more Black, Latino and Indigenous talent to STEM — Start early

The Hechinger Report

Even though young children have a natural instinct for math, poor learning experiences are hindering their aptitude development and hurting their opportunities to pursue STEM-oriented careers. Related: To attract more students to STEM fields in college, advocates urge starting in sixth grade.

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary Math can be exciting. 5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Kelly Gary, a first-grade teacher in Pennsylvania, about five ideas for improving elementary math with technology. Vicki: As we finish up, give our elementary teachers a pep talk about making math exciting. 5 Idea Friday Assessment Data Driven Instruction Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) How to Guides.

What's In Your Elementary STEM Lab?

Tech Helpful

Often when people come to visit our lower school STEM lab they ask "how did you know what to put it in?" The first thing I would suggest to a school system wanting to create a STEM lab is not to try to buy everything in the beginning. These are our "go to" robotics for elementary students. Curriculum, software and STEM, discovery-based project kits. The time our students spend in the STEM lab directly supports the integrated units in our lower school.

Arts-based Teaching in Elementary Schools

EdNews Daily

With efforts like Rhode Island School of Design’s championing of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, the arts remain at the forefront of dialogue about best practices in elementary education). Arts-based Teaching Models in Elementary Schools. Many elementary school systems have programs that include some rotations of music, visual art, and PE classes. From STEM to STEAM: Using brain-compatible strategies to integrate the arts. By Kathleen J.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary and primary students can learn to code. How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson. Why code in the elementary grades? So, Sam, why do we even want to code in the elementary grades? When I first heard about coding in the elementary grades, I was really put off by it. Chromebooks Computer Science Teachers Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning Gsuite and Google Apps How to Guides.

Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

Basically, it’s because there aren’t enough education opportunities that require that sort of skill and those there are, usually rhyme with ‘math’ or ‘science’ which to many kids are “just too complicated” Enter STEM–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. “I I don’t think schools can manage without coding and STEM. Nothing promotes these better than STEM. I found a partner in my STEM projects.

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Elementary Social Entrepreneurship: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

But elementary school-age kids do have the natural curiosity, imagination, drive, and ability to come up with innovative ways to change the world for the better. Education Maker Education cross curricular entrepreneurship entreprenuer experiential learning STEAM STEM student-centricI am completing a social entrepreneurship unit with my gifted students, grades 2nd through 5th. It was one of my favorite units. ever, and from their reactions, I believe it was one of theirs, too.

5 ways to boost student engagement with STEM learning strategies

eSchool News

Two years ago, my school, Dr. Rodriguez Elementary, kicked off a new effort to create authentic learning experiences for all students by infusing STEM learning strategies into our curriculum. As educators, we are always trying to find ways for all students to achieve success.

How to Teach STEM Every Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Every corner of every life includes STEM, which explains the increasing interest in STEM-educated students to fill the nation’s jobs. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while other occupations are growing at 9.8%. Significantly, STEM degree holders have a higher income even in non-STEM careers. Embrace the concrete nature of answers in STEM topics.

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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?

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Researchers looked at how early STEM stereotypes begin for kids. They found them every step of the way.

The Hechinger Report

Early in elementary school, many children already believe that boys are more interested than girls in computer science and engineering. Interestingly, the research revealed that stereotypes about who is interested in STEM are stronger than stereotypes about STEM ability.

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UC Davis To Host C-STEM Day

The Journal

Students from elementary school through community college will take part in the sixth annual C-STEM Day held by the University of California, Davis on May 21. The C-STEM Day events will take place at the UC Davis campus and at University High School in Irvine, CA

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OPINION: Distrust of science in the coronavirus era reminds us why we must boost elementary science education

The Hechinger Report

As we confront the lack of diversity in STEM professions and the general public’s lack of confidence in the work of leading scientists, we must recognize that we have designed a system in which K-5 science instruction is undervalued. PALO ALTO, Calif. —

Expert Mentors: A Professional Development Model for STEM and Maker Education Implementation

User Generated Education

Implementing Maker, STEM, STEAM Education. In order to prevent STEM and maker education from becoming a flavor of the month, there needs to be specific strategies provided to educators on how to embed STEM and maker activities into their curriculum. One of the elementary schools where I work is going to implement maker education this coming school year. Mainly, educators would be able to see STEM and maker instructional practices being modeled.

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Why we should teach coding in elementary school

eSchool News

There are several advantages of learning to code in elementary school. Apps & STEM Featured on eSchool News Igniting and Sustaining STEM Education STEM codingAccording to Steve Jobs, “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.”. We live in a digital age in which computers are everywhere and have become an essential part of our lives.

Q&A: Christine Cunningham Proves Even Elementary Students Can Be Engineers

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Boston’s Museum of Science has developed an award-winning STEM curriculum. Classroom Curriculum STEM

5 reasons to integrate STEM into online learning

eSchool News

STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—are highly technical, which is one reason that the education system is changing to further incorporate these subjects into the curriculum. Related content: How STEM invigorates learning. Featured on eSchool News STEM

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The Problem with Prepackaged STEM Products

Tom Murray

Over the last handful of years we have seen an explosion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. And, coinciding with this movement has been an influx of new STEM-related products that are school friendly. If you’re a traditional teacher putting a prepackaged STEM product in front of your students, what are the chances the product’s values – prompting of problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, etc.

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The Future of STEM Education: 5 Innovative Ideas About to Break Through

Educational Technology Guy

The Future of STEM Education: 5 Innovative Ideas About to Break Through by Kate Began With our world becoming increasingly technology-driven, there is growing demand for workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. To meet this demand, there has been ongoing discussion on how to best educate our kids for a STEM-focused future. STEM education will only become more important moving forward. RELATED: STEM Resources (lots).

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STEM Teacher Andy Losik Presents His 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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When it comes to holiday shopping, STEM toys, that weave science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into their design, continue to be hot. The post STEM Teacher Andy Losik Presents His 2019 Holiday Gift Guide appeared first on CUE, Inc.

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Elementary Success with Empathy and Design Thinking by @SamPatue

My Paperless Classroom

The post Elementary Success with Empathy and Design Thinking by @SamPatue appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Learning Spaces My Paperless Classroom STEM Education Elementary School MakerSpace Teaching PedagogyThere are so many different challenges and opportunities awaiting us as the teachers and I work together to create awesome learning experiences for our students.

Kansas’ Shawnee Mission School District Initiates New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Elementary Science Instruction

eSchool News

Through this collaboration, educators in all 34 SMSD elementary schools have now joined their peers nationwide in integrating Discovery Education’s award-winning suite of flexible digital resources into science instruction.