Moving from Teaching STEM to Doing STEM
JULY 11, 2016
Getting kids engaged and excited about learning in the STEM Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Robin Ellwood moved from lecture to hands-on STEM with her eighth graders and shows us how.
Quick List STEM Resources For The Classroom
MARCH 15, 2016
Science Technology Engineering Math STEM. I always had a passion for learning about the way the world works and the elegant patterns we find in everyday mathematics. STEM today is so much more than just the 4 areas that make it up. Samsung STEAM STEM
Enhancing STEM Learning Using Virtual Reality
My Paperless Classroom
JANUARY 28, 2017
By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Careers in STEM are the next best thing: as a matter of fact, according to the U.S. Editorial STEM Education
STEM can be fun, just do this.
MAY 12, 2016
8 Ideas for Fun STEM Learning with Kids From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. STEM lessons can be fun. Whether it is origami jumping frogs or making a boat out of cement, Mandy Casto has eight high-energy ideas for making STEM fun.
How early can we introduce STEM education?
AUGUST 9, 2016
Key points: Researchers are developing a STEM curriculum intended for preschool students. Though evidence suggests early STEM exposure has benefits, little STEM instruction occurs in preschool classrooms. News STEM
The essential components of STEM education
OCTOBER 3, 2016
Schools seeking to build, strengthen or improve their STEM education programs now have a 14-point checklist to use as a guide, thanks to NSF-funded research from George Washington University, George Mason University, and SRI International. Next page: 7 STEM education components.
Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – March 2017
MARCH 7, 2017
This month we are going to highlight women who have made an impact through STEM. There are advances in this cause as women in STEM now make 92¢ on the dollar compared to men in STEM fields compared to 77¢ on the dollar in non-STEM fields.
5 ways to reduce the harrowing STEM teacher shortage
MARCH 23, 2017
But what happens when high-quality STEM teachers become hard to find, and what happens when STEM teacher applicant pools dry up? extend critical STEM learning opportunities to its youngest students? Early childhood education News Personnel STEM
Is this graphic novel STEM education’s secret sauce?
DECEMBER 5, 2016
Educators and STEM advocates are always searching for engaging ways to keep students interested in STEM–and a new graphic novel that uses computational thinking to teach students to code might be the next big thing. Featured on eSchool News Resource STEM
6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
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. News STEM
Researchers develop preschool STEM education curriculum
JULY 19, 2016
In an effort to address the national need to guide more students to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researchers are developing curriculum which introduces STEM principles during the formative preschool years.
STEM & Visual Learning: A Vital Combination
DECEMBER 8, 2015
In focusing on traditional text-based knowledge & skills, we miss the key role visual tools play in STEM exploration and innovation. Integrated STEM Literacy STEM By Design Intergrated STEM literacy ISL Roger Essley STEM visual learningRecognizing the ways scientists and engineers use visuals with text can help us better support students in every classroom, writes author/illustrator Roger Essley.
4 ways to enhance STEM in preK classrooms
DECEMBER 4, 2016
Technology, too, can expand students’ interest in STEM, as well as their ability to acquire information and solve problems—even in preK classrooms. Here are 4 ways we’re sparking young learners’ excitement in STEM, while preparing them for kindergarten and beyond: 1.
A Starter List for Creating STEM Schools
MARCH 7, 2017
When Anne Jolly is asked for advice about creating STEM programs, she's quick to say there’s no one-size-fits-all blueprint for STEM learning. Building a STEM Program STEM By Design anne jolly Bob Pearlman designing STEM STEM program components STEM schools
Volunteers Who Are Changing Perceptions About STEM
MIND Research Institute
MARCH 24, 2017
The challenges of getting students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)/STEAM (including the arts) are well-documented and the implications for our economy are staggering. Volunteers Experience Just as Much Fun & Learning as Students.
Successfully Integrating Language Arts and #STEM
MARCH 29, 2017
Today Candace Hisey @MissHisey talks about true STEM and Language Arts Integration. Flexible teaching time and how she uses it to integrate learning with other teachers. 10-minute Teacher Show Innovation STEM Teaching
Samsung launches new STEM learning, collaboration solutions
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
In partnership with STEM Fuse and Tidebreak, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has announced two new education solutions to enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum, and create more collaborative learning spaces. “As Closing the STEM Gap.
6 ways to improve PD in STEM for every grade level
DECEMBER 7, 2016
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).
In the Borderlands, Connecting Writing and STEM Learning
APRIL 13, 2017
Girlhood Remixed and Ink Spilling create formative summer camp experiences for youth nearing adolescence, connecting young women with STEM skills and opportunities, and giving the STEM-inclined an opportunity to embrace writing. Tech Tools in Hand, Analyzing the STEM World.
Why this one STEM course has four different teachers
APRIL 26, 2016
A STEM rotation model engages students in multifaceted projects with real-world implications. Walking into one of our four STEM classrooms at Huntingdon Area Middle School, you won’t see students working quietly on worksheets.
How to Energize a Weak STEM Lesson
MARCH 29, 2015
Lots of lessons you find on the Internet don''t meet the minimum criteria for a good STEM learning experience. In her latest STEM By Design post, expert Anne Jolly explains how to take a potential STEM lesson and boost its power.
4 Awesome STEM Project Ideas
My Paperless Classroom
APRIL 24, 2017
However, these subjects can often come across as boring to learn. […]. The post 4 Awesome STEM Project Ideas appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Teaching children in a way that is both fun and effective is probably the greatest challenge.
Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit
MARCH 30, 2015
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.
Get Kids into STEM by Starting a Robotics Program at Your School
Where Learning Clicks
JUNE 17, 2015
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is receiving a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. STEM education helps students understand the world around them, from the natural world of plants and animals, to computers and tablets, to balancing checkbooks and beyond.
Learn how @LEGO_Education is transforming #STEM Education Curriculum Worldwide!
My Paperless Classroom
JULY 30, 2016
In this episode, Jeff sits down with Margaret Weigel from Lego Education to discuss the amazing LEGO Mindstorms products and how they can fit into your STEM Education Curriculum. The post Learn how @LEGO_Education is transforming #STEM Education Curriculum Worldwide!
Researchers tackle gender bias in STEM education
APRIL 12, 2016
Researchers are tackling the stubborn question of how gender bias impacts STEM education. STEM education at the K-12 and university levels has seen its share of headlines, as industry experts and policymakers tout its importance in the nation’s economy and workforce.
Why one district’s students studied only STEM for a week
OCTOBER 31, 2016
For one week in October, students in Boston’s public middle schools—6,500 students in 36 schools–set aside their regular lessons and participated in Boston STEM Week , a hands-on, in-depth program connecting students with real-world examples of STEM in action. News STEM
With investment, STEM surges in Colorado
MAY 10, 2016
STEM education took center stage at the Colorado Convention Center, where Lockheed Martin announced an $800,000 STEM investment in partnership with Project Lead The Way and the Denver Public Schools Foundation to expand STEM programming for Denver Public Schools (DPS) students.
7 ways data collection is improving STEM education
JANUARY 3, 2016
STEM classes in particular have a natural potential to be both tech-rich and inquiry-based, especially hands-on lab activities. Here are 7 ways technology is enhancing and expanding STEM education in our school district. It’s about developing an understanding of the scientific process and giving students opportunities to apply that process to their learning. One exciting way we’re infusing technology into STEM education is through our district’s Innovations Labs.
Middleschoolers design and build STEM carts for younger students
OCTOBER 28, 2016
Their assignment: Design a cart to carry today’s tools for STEM learning — the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math — in Hampton Township’s three elementary schools. “We Each team also showed judges a miniature model of its proposed STEM cart.
Here’s how to leverage federal funds for STEM education
MAY 3, 2016
Department of Education issued guidance to school districts and educational leaders on funding STEM education opportunities. The recommendations focus on improving student access to STEM learning experiences, as well as supporting educators in STEM disciplines. The U.S.
The school that connects STEM, badging, and life beyond the classroom
OCTOBER 3, 2016
These are important skills for students to master, not least because of the growing demand for science and STEM professionals. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that California will have the largest STEM workforce in the country by 2022.
This tech academy is using project-based learning to close the STEM gap
OCTOBER 13, 2016
Across the country, more and more schools are implementing project-based learning and forging partnerships with businesses to help students build real-world skills to succeed in college and the workforce. “Part of our curriculum design is project-based learning.
Best 2015 Videos: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education Theme
User Generated Education
DECEMBER 17, 2015
Given my current interest in maker education , I decided to locate and post 2015 videos related to maker education, STEM, and STEAM. At Albemarle County Public Schools, maker education fosters student autonomy, ignites student interest, and empowers students to embrace their own learning.
Tech for tots and teachers: promoting STEM learning in preK-3 classrooms
The Hechinger Report
JUNE 28, 2016
That’s largely because teachers aren’t comfortable with introducing young children to science, according to a group of educators committed to helping elementary school teachers become better at teaching STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math – in the early grades.
Students Find STEM Solution for Food Crisis
AUGUST 22, 2016
By Alexander Slagg A unique program at Schurz High School in Chicago is helping students learn how to use technology to tackle a looming global problem.
Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – February 2017
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
More people are using STEM skills to become inventors and innovators daily, why not you or your students? STEM Content Connection: 3M & Discovery Education Young Scientist Lab – Innovation Interactives. To submit your idea: STEM Career Submission.