5 ways to boost student engagement with STEM learning strategies

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As educators, we are always trying to find ways for all students to achieve success. Research has shown us that students who are engaged in learning are more likely to be successful. So how do we know when students are truly engaged in learning?

Grit, Tenacity, Inclusion — Robotics Programs Teach Much More Than STEM Concepts


Not every kindergartner can boast that she helped build a robot with high school students. Not every kindergartner can boast that she helped build a robot with high school students. Kate Sample EdSurge: Not everyone has an engineer dad to support their passion for STEM.


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Summer SuperHighway: 3 Kyle Wilson Elementary Teachers on Internet Access and Student Engagement

Education Superhighway

Recently, we interviewed three 5th grade teachers who shared more about the transformational role technology plays in student engagement at PWCS. We as teachers are able to learn from our students [about apps and technology]; that’s a big difference between last year and this year. Just yesterday we were discovering features we never knew before [from our students]. ESH: How has the upgrade impacted student engagement with the material?

Celebrating Culturally Diverse Winter Holidays in the Classroom


For many students, December’s an especially memorable time of year, with winter activities, pageants, and classroom parties during the days before break. This doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, it just means you find ways to celebrate in a way that doesn’t exclude any student.

Student Engagement with Buncee in the Science Classroom


I have been using Buncee with students for 7 months. I have used it primarily in elementary science, with students in grades 3-5. Two of the major improvements I have observed was with authentic student engagement and work completion.

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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Why Santa Fe Broke the K-12 Model and Chose a Different Curriculum for the Middle Grades


One reason we chose MidSchoolMath is that the middle grades represent the critical time in a student’s academic career. Wheeler: One reason we chose MidSchoolMath is that the middle grades represent the critical time in a student’s academic career. Students in Ms.

Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Inspire, Engage, and Empower the District’s 16,300 Elementary Students

eSchool News

May 5, 2021) — Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) today announced a new partnership with Discovery Education designed to inspire, engage and empower the district’s 16,300 K-5 students and improve academic achievement. SILVER SPRING, MD (Wednesday, ?May

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. billion students world wide staying at home, it has been a real struggle for many parents to keep students engaged.


California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School


- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md. Beaumont USD’s Palm Elementary School is the focal point of this new collaboration, which seeks to create the area’s premier STEM school through a unique combination of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital resources and robust STEM-focused professional development services.

How This Teacher Harnesses Student Curiosity with Hands-On Learning Experiences


First grade teacher Byron Gilliland has combined Rigamajig (the right tool) with Deeper Learning (the right pedagogy) to facilitate a learning environment that sees all students embrace their curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and collaborative abilities to own their learning at a higher level.

One District's Journey From 'State of Emergency' to Student Success


Morale was low, teacher turnover was high and residents didn’t trust that Allendale could educate their students. Morale was low, teacher turnover was high and residents didn’t trust that Allendale could educate their students. In a conversation with EdSurge, Gilmore—who became Allendale’s superintendent a year ago—discusses how she is turning around her district, and outlines her six-step instructional process that drives teacher and student success.

Save Money on Easy, Awesome Science Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

Everything comes in the box and you’re ready to engage your students. Additionally, I’ll share information on engaging students in hands-on science learning. We selected some kits to get students excited about matter and also sustainability and water. Clearing the Water Kit : In this kit, students design a water filtration kit. Everything is included for fifteen groups of students as they model one step of the water filtration process.

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This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water


As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw the need to better support a growth mindset around math in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Although the district had successfully implemented conceptual approaches to math instruction for several years, the shifts in the new standards were challenging for some students. Sixty-two percent of Montgomery students are English language learners (ELL).

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water


As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw attitudes toward math bottom out in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. The anxiety it created for parents and students—and even teachers, because it was something new—was awful. Students also needed support when it came to the end of year state assessments. “We Sixty-two percent of Montgomery students are English language learners (ELL).

Early Learning Faces Obstacles and Inequities—Here's How Edtech Can Help


Edtech for early learners has come a long way since then, but our just-released compilation of research—what we call a Market Gap Snapshot —makes clear there is still a lot of room to expand and improve edtech solutions to address obstacles facing our youngest students. Early learners—students in pre-kindergarten through second grade—have developmental needs that are markedly different from older students.

PROOF POINTS: Evidence increases for writing during math class

The Hechinger Report

But there’s increasing evidence that students who are asked to write about what they are learning master the material better — even in number-filled subjects like math and science. Even the inability to write a sentence can be a sign of confusion, often prompting a student to dig deeper.

We Live in a Diverse World. The Books Kids Read Should Reflect That.


When I jumped into “Piecing Me Together” by Renee Watson last fall, I walked away with a new perspective on the ways students of color may feel when offered opportunities (with the best of intentions) that don’t feel like opportunities to them at all. In my role as collection developer for my elementary and preschool libraries, I often find myself wanting to add a rich diversity to the available stories—characters that don’t look like me, think like me or live like me. I’m white.

Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! One way to motivate students to continue using the knowledge acquired in our classes is to set up a virtual learning community. Students can respond to each other’s work and.

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3 Tips to Incorporate Social-Emotional Learning Into Everyday Literacy Instruction


Whether students are reading literature about a character’s challenging journey, or learning to persevere through a difficult word problem, resilience is always relevant to a student’s—and teacher’s—journey. By teaching skills ranging from self-management to responsible decision-making , educators can instill in students the positive mindsets, resilience, and grit they need to succeed in school and in life. Kid President is a perennial favorite of teachers and students alike.

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.

The project-based STEM curriculum that’s big on real-world rigor

eSchool News

A STEM curriculum introduces students to real-world engineering. Berrien Springs Public Schools in rural Michigan started off with a modest enough goal: to add an engineering component to their curriculum in order to draw out-of-district students to their schools and to meet anticipated state standards. Middle and high school students build VEX robots and program them using RobotC software. We looked at a couple of other programs, but this was the most engaging.


5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

STEM Idea #1: Teach with Passion. Vicki: Yeah, you know, teacher engagement comes before student engagement, doesn’t it? I bet if you think about it, it is likely possible that many passions can be used to engage students. STEAM Idea #2: Find out what students love. STEAM Idea #3: Tackle real world problems with students. Learning should be exciting, and it should be engaging.

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.

Using robots to bring science to life

eSchool News

As elementary STEAM educators, we have both learned that the best way to teach science is through hands-on exploration where lessons are both rigorous and relative to all of the students in the classroom. Related content: How our school transitioned from STEM to STEAM.

OPINION: Five ways to achieve equity in remote learning

The Hechinger Report

The problem stems from the fact that when schools closed in the spring, districts and educators selected their digital instructional solutions quickly, often with insufficient vetting and little-to-no district-wide consistency.

Student seeks to create the ‘Netflix of online learning’

The Hechinger Report

She was also curious how students were faring in other schools. “I Other student entrepreneurs have applied their hard-earned wisdom to improving virtual school, too. Virtual tools give students alternative ways to grasp material, and to complete and submit their work.

How to Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough

The CoolCatTeacher

Hope King from Ron Clark Academy has an inspiring message for teachers about using your creativity to engage students. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Hope King: How to Engage Your Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough. Hope and Wade King lead exciting adventures with their students at Ron Clark Academy. This is the same exact situation for our students.

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Answering Questions About Teaching Science in a COVID World


But for all methods, safety should be the first priority along with helping students engage in the scientific process and relate the lessons to the real world. Especially in elementary classrooms, make sure you are complying with all recommended methods for safe storage.

A New Approach to Bring Computational Thinking to More Students

Digital Promise

One path is to make computational thinking (CT) learning opportunities more readily available to students, especially in the early grades. Students apply these concepts to develop a computational water runoff model and are supported in testing and debugging their code.

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Why Science?

Digital Promise

Amid STEM Enthusiasm, Stepping Back to Consider the Broader Purpose of Teaching and Learning Science. The push for STEM initiatives — coding workshops for elementary school children, or extended-day science experiments for middle school students — reigns at the forefront of the education conversation today. As STEM enthusiasm percolates, the teaching of science — its importance, its challenges — isn’t always part of the conversation. Fostering Engaged Learners

Lessons from a virtual school exemplar

The Hechinger Report

School leaders from across the state sought advice on teacher training, how to transition curriculum and what pitfalls to avoid as students began learning from home. million students without seeing them in person. Engaging with students. Successful student characteristics.

Challenging the tried-and-true, to serve a younger generation of students

The Hechinger Report

Biochemistry can be elementary. Students generally learn about moles, atoms, compounds and the intricacies of the periodic table in college, but Daniel Fried is convinced kids can learn complex biochemistry topics as early as elementary school.

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


From preschool through high school, LEGO® Education provides a continuum of hands-on, playful learning solutions that engage every student’s natural curiosity. These solutions help students develop 21st century skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, while also encouraging them to become lifelong learners. These solutions use play to introduce students to early math, science, and language skills. STEM Resources Steam Coding Lego

6 Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments


Throughout the school year, we have many opportunities to engage students in digital storytelling. Years ago, I would assign the exact same projects to my students and leave little room for their own choices for how to show what they had learned. Elementari.

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