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Elementary-level STEM education fosters our future innovators

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Key points: Early exposure to STEM education is critical for students See article: Building a STEM pipeline needs to start in kindergarten See article: Here’s why STEM Career Days are a great idea For more on STEM education, visit eSN’s STEM & STEAM page In today’s fast-paced world, STEM education has become imperative for global progress.

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Why Elementary Needs STEM Integration


Post by ETT Instructor Shawn O’Neill As educators we know that incorporating STEM into our elementary classrooms has benefits that reach far beyond just science and mathematics. (1) STEM occupations are projected to grow faster than any other job field, jumping an estimated average of 10.8% Making STEM Accessible to All”.


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The Impact of Inclusive STEM Education


STEM identity can last a lifetime and help students thrive in school, future careers and life. Inclusive STEM programs widen job opportunities for the growing technology sector, support students in building digital literacy skills and empower young people to become creators — not just consumers — of technology.

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10 of the Best Elementary Activities for the Last Days of School


Many of the elementary end-of-year activities shared are available in both English and Spanish. The Best End-of-Year Learning Activities for Elementary Students Hold a picture book show and tell Invite students to bring their favorite picture books they’ve read this year and share them with the class.

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Offering Electives to Elementary Students

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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.

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50 Back to School Activities for Elementary Students


However, it’s worth making time for fun student back-to-school activities in your elementary classroom. As an educator, you can use these 50 first day of school games, activities, and printables for elementary students to help your class get to know each other and find things they have in common. This or That? :

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20 of the Best STEM Books for Kids


Books are an excellent way to help children connect more deeply to science, technology, engineering, and math (or STEM) concepts they are learning in class. Plus, they practice reading skills as they strengthen STEM connections! Titles marked with an asterisk(*) are free books from that teach STEM concepts.

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