Using Digital Tools to Teach STEM Courses Remotely and Effectively

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Providing science and math content online can be relatively straightforward, but engaging students in true distance learning requires more than just transmittal of information. For Beth, “distance learning isn’t about being perfect; it’s about being you and being human.” By Robert Low.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – May

Discovery Education

Only 58 percent of eighth-grade science teachers say they have all or most of the resources that they need for STEM. The most critical STEM Career in our society: Teachers. There is a growing shortage of teachers, within the STEM “disciplines” and across content areas. To grow our future, and subsequently their futures, we need to ensure the teaching profession is continually being refilled with passionate, motivated, educators who embody the 4C’s and a STEM culture.

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STEMpath Answers Colorado’s Need for STEM

Mindspark Learning

Colorado has become a technology hub, as more and more STEM and Computer Science (CS)-based businesses move into the area, which has created new jobs and drawn STEM/CS talent from all corners. STEM jobs are among the fastest growing in the nation: with top jobs found in Healthcare, Information Technology, Finance, Construction Trades and Engineering (Colorado Talent Report, 2016 ). There is a missing link that impedes long-term sustainability: highly qualified STEM teachers.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Webpage Comparison : Students examine two websites and select the one that they would use to begin research on gun control, assessing their ability to identify the strengths and limitations of websites for learning about political topics.

“I learn a lot from my students – their minds process new learnings faster than mine.” – Soma Singh, India

Daily Edventures

Science Teacher in Secondary School; Innovation Club and International Activities Leader. I have a deep interest in learning collaboratively,” says Singh. Not only through professional development, but by being a part of the learning process with each student.”. What is the best advice you have ever received? Learn and introspect every single day. Soma Singh. Delhi Public School Ghaziabad. Ghaziabad, India. somasinghdpsg.

Why Young Children Should Learn Engineering

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Even with the NGSS’s emphasis on engineering, there’s still a feeling that in preschool and kindergarten, teachers shouldn’t place as much emphasis on the E in STEM. While four-year-olds can’t compete with even third graders in engineering, they can learn and benefit from modified lessons. They learn how to communicate their ideas to each other and work toward a shared goal. Nia Keith is the director of professional development for EiE at the Museum of Science, Boston.

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund Partners with Discovery Education

eSchool News

DUBAI, UAE–29 September, 2020 : The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund (REF) has announced a new first of its kind partnership with Discovery Education to deliver award winning online learning, increasing access to education for thousands of refugees and vulnerable youth in Lebanon.

4 Tips for Facilitating Powerful Student Collaboration

Digital Promise

Students model how professional product teams work together to create prototypes for authentic users. Below, Melissa shares advice for how teachers can facilitate these kinds of powerful collaborative learning experiences with their students. Students have opportunities to work on smaller projects to familiarize themselves with collaborative learning and integrated projects. Interested in learning more? Blog Educators Learning Experience Design Reinvent the Classroom

Making Access and Equity a Reality for Diverse Students

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Advanced Learning in Michigan. Students attend full-day kindergarten and receive personalized support that includes learning in small groups and the use of customized apps. Many also have a desire to give back and do not perceive STEM careers as a way to do that. By Robert Low.

How Introducing AI Across the Curriculum May Address Key Equity Concerns

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As the program—a collaboration between ISTE and General Motors —wraps up its third year of professional learning opportunities and support for educators, she says, “this is really the end of the beginning of the work.” Are these courses mostly for STEM educators?

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

Keep in mind, even if your school has a different type of capstone course, my thoughts below could be applicable in the capstone process, learning environment, or product creation. All capstones include the following phases: Proposal creation Content learning Skill building Research Implementation. In “How Does Technology Facilitate Learning? Technology can also make communicating student learning to a wider and more authentic audience possible.

Tennessee?s Hamilton County Schools Selects Discovery Education to Drive Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Initiative in all Middle Schools and High Schools

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- Award-Winning Digital Services and Professional Learning to Support the Development of Life-Long Learners- Silver Spring, Md. June 20, 2018) – Tennessee’s Hamilton County Schools (HCS) today announced it has selected Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms to support its inquiry-based teaching and learning initiative. Classroom Student-centered Learning The Wire k12 education Teacher Education

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Social Emotional Learning: Research & Applications for Distance Learning

MIND Research Institute

Given these disruptions, it’s tempting for schools to narrow their focus on core content learning (language arts and mathematics) to make up for lost learning time in the spring of 2020. What is Social Emotional Learning? Social Emotional Learning Competencies.

Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom: Research & Applications for Distance Learning

MIND Research Institute

Given these disruptions, it’s tempting for schools to narrow their focus on core content learning (language arts and mathematics) to make up for lost learning time in the spring of 2020. What is Social Emotional Learning? Social Emotional Learning Competencies.

Reinvigorate Creativity and Confidence with STEAM

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In a recent edWebinar , “Building STEAM Confidence and Creativity in Middle School,” educational technology experts described how enriching STEAM-based learning experiences can enhance the socio-emotional skills students need to succeed now into the future. Only one in three educators say students are more confident in STEM subjects compared to five years ago. Fewer than one in five students are very confident when it comes to STEM learning.

Five Compelling Reasons For Teaching Spatial Reasoning To Young Children

MindShift

Our journey began when we conducted an extensive literature review at the outset of the project (Bruce, Flynn, & Moss, 2012) and learned about the crucial importance of spatial reasoning. We also learned—and have experienced in our careers as mathematics educators and researchers—that spatial reasoning is a curiously unacknowledged and neglected area of the curriculum. Spatial thinking is an important predictor of achievement in STEM careers.

Building Coding Skills Through Playful Learning

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Teaching computer coding skills and concepts in the primary grades may sound like a challenge, but now there are hands-on activities and age-appropriate software that engage young students in this type of learning. And, starting the learning process in grades K-2 can build students’ confidence and reduce the challenges they face later when working on coding projects in the upper grades. The post Building Coding Skills Through Playful Learning appeared first on edWeb.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

CEFR, Plurilingualism and Pluriculturalism Win-Win Situation , Mrs. Maha Hassan, Teaching ESL Hub Chemistry Content and Modeling to Teach Climate Change and ACTION , Ashley Shunk- Biology and Chemistry Teacher, Alison Bixby Stone School Citizen Science-Led Open Data Innovation Through NASA Programs , David Lockett, STEM Teacher, Bok Academy | Denise Wright, STEM Teacher, Ocean Bay Middle School Class of 2030: We're here, so what are you waiting for? ,

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Jim Vanides - Global Education Program Manager, HP - Sustainability and Social Innovation; Larry Johnson - CEO, The New Media Consortium; Yolanda Ramos - Director of Professional Development Services, International Society for Technology in Education; Mano Talaiver - Director, Longwood Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative practices (ITTIP) - "HP Catalyst Academy: A new approach to professional learning, designed especially for STEMx teachers."

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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CERTIPORT & EC-COUNCIL ASSOCIATE SERIES CERTIFICATION CURRICULUM ( certiport.pearsonvue.com ) & ( www.eccouncil.org ) Certiport announced a certification program for secondary schools and higher education in partnership with EC-Council. EC-Council currently offers professional-level certifications, but the new Associate Series exams validate entry-level knowledge and prepare individuals to continue learning best practices for today’s cybersecurity threat landscape.

Week of August 22nd, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). David Simpson ([link] will discuss the use of facebook and other social networking sites in education and the need for/issues around digital citizenship education in Secondary schools.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - May Is Ed Tech Month - Geo-Educators - Natural Math - Oxygen Masks and You

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 8th Play is the highest form of research. Albert Einstein The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. These sessions will be delivered by top-notch researchers and practitioners who you can learn more about here.