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. Professional Development.

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New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

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–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook.

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Colorado Schools Receive $15k Tech, Innovation and STEM Awards

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Two educators from Colorado Springs District 11 won The Succeeds Prize 2018 for Excellence in Technology Enabled Learning during a celebration honoring Colorado public schools and educators. Ed Tech Ticker grants Professional Development News STEM

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

NeverEndingSearch

Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Social studies teachers will adore these!

Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services

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–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. Content Exploring the Science of Happiness: Studies show that two out of three American teens are stressed and many don't know how to handle it.

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Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

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- Unique Digital Content Combined with Sustained Professional Development to Help Create Vibrant Culture of STEM in Participating Schools - Silver Spring, Md. Through the “Future Ready: STEM for All” initiative, RISD seeks to transform the Berkner Feeder Pattern’s culture and pedagogy.

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Higher Ed & The K-12 STEM/CS Teacher Shortage

Mindspark Learning

Higher Ed & The K-12 STEM/CS Teacher Shortage When it comes to K-12 education in the U.S., there is a significant shortage of qualified STEM and computer science (CS) teachers available to the students who will need to be aptly prepared in these fields in the future workforce.

S'Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: Edthena, Kaltura, Defined STEM

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If you’d like to be featured in our S’Cool Tools column, click here to leave your very own Teacher Case Study. Written by Sarah, a professional learning coach from Colorado. Each teacher with zero years' teaching experience is paired with a district Professional Learning Coach who supports them throughout the year in various capacities. Defined STEM. Written by Meghan , a science and social studies coordinator at an elementary school in Virginia.

New Jersey’s Plainfield Public School District Forms New Partnership with Discovery Education to Create Digital Learning Environments Districtwide

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This new collaboration enables PPSD’s educators to integrate Discovery Education’s Science, Math and Social Studies Techbooks into classroom instruction districtwide, creating dynamic digital learning environments for all students that will prepare them for life beyond the classroom.

Learn from 11 Innovative Educators in The #NYCSchoolsTech Podcast Episode 2

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Learn about the innovative practices going on with some of New York City’s most passionate educators and supporters. Nancy Ribak Altadonna (Intro) Social Studies Special Educator at Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Nancy is the host of the #NYCSchoolsTech podcast.

Redesigning the Learning Experience

Tom Murray

Having traveled the nation and spent extensive time in schools throughout 2015, there’s one thing I can say for sure: Many of today’s classrooms have amazing 21st century tools sitting in 20th century learning environments. Shift pedagogy to shift the learning experience.

Dynamic Content from UNICEF, the National Park Service, USC Shoah Foundation and More Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services

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–Exciting New Content Supports Both Student Instruction and Educator Professional Learning - Silver Spring, Md. The recently added content empowers educators to create dynamic digital learning environments that engage students and boost academic achievement.

The Value of #EdTech Certifications: #NYCSchoolsTech Podcast 3.0

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NYCSchoolsTech educators interested in learning more and applying for these programs can visit the training tab of our website at Schools.nyc.gov/tech and join our #NYCSchoolsTech online community. This can leave innovative educators feeling disconnected to what their learning.

Illustrative Mathematics Announces Latest Educators Accepted into IM Certified Facilitator Training Program

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IM Certified Facilitators undergo a rigorous, application-based qualification process and attend intensive, ongoing trainings to gain mastery in delivering impactful professional learning experiences from the authors of the curriculum. Professional Development STEM News Ed Tech Ticker

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Learn about AR and VR.

Why We Still Need to Know Things in the Age of Google

The CoolCatTeacher

We hope that kids will learn critical thinking skills in one class and then apply it to another. Today we discuss current research that is shaking up how people think about learning. It’s hard to learn “domain independent problem-solving skills”.

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How the ‘Pre-Professionals’ Title Gives High Schoolers the Upper Hand

EdNews Daily

The high school years are a time for discovering oneself — learning strengths and weaknesses, identifying dreams and goals for the future, developing key communication and real-world skills, and mapping out plans for college or a career after graduation.

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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.

Technology and Capstone Courses

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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. In “How Does Technology Facilitate Learning? Overall, a better learning environment and culture is formed.

K-12 science teachers in dire need of PD

eSchool News

Sustained professional learning opportunities are needed to help science teachers teach new science standards, according to a new report. Next page: Recommendations to connect science teachers with more professional development. News Professional Development STEM Top News

Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

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They highlighted that soft skills critical to student success in future fields of study such as logic, problem-solving and creativity are integral components of computer science curriculums. Nearpod is a powerful teaching and learning tool that promotes student engagement in the classroom.

Discovery Education Adds Dynamic New Content to Award Winning Digital Services

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April 19, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced today it has added a variety of new digital assets to its award-winning supplemental and digital textbook services. Silver Spring, Md.

Middle School Educators Across Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Learn New Strategies for Integrating Innovative Computational Thinking Approaches into Classroom Learning to Better Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers

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-- Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Partner on “Ignite My Future in School” Initiative, Delivering Professional Learning to Educators and Supporting the Integration of Computational Thinking into Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Curriculum -- CHARLOTTE, N.C. |

TCS Partners with Discovery Education for Innovation Student Challenge

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Launched in 2017, is an initiative that combines the best of digital content, lesson plans, career vignettes, and professional learning to help teachers prepare their students for careers of the future. Science STEM Computer Science The Wire Contest Education

Metro Atlanta Teachers Participate In Groundbreaking Education Program Promoting Critical Thinking In Students

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This professional training event connects local educators with Discovery Education field experts to learn about Ignite My Future in School , understand its purpose and receive hands-on training with the curriculum. STEM The Wire Computer Science Professional Development Teacher

Not Just for Reading Class Anymore: 5 Tips for Teaching Literacy Across Multiple Subjects

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Dora Kastel may not be a traditional classroom teacher, but she and the team at the American Museum of Natural History have founded a number of professional learning programs and tools related to the Next Generation Science Standards. This was,” Elizalde explains, “the initial assessment for a framework called the Learning Record. Social Studies / Current Events.

New York City Department of Education ‘Lighthouse School’ M.S. 88 Integrates Computational Thinking into Core Subjects to Prepare Students for 21st Century Careers

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Through this program, New York City teachers will receive professional development, educational resources and year-round support to integrate computational thinking into core subjects such as math, sciences, arts, and social studies. The Wire STEM Computer Science Education News

Upcoming Enhancements to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Techbook Series to Help Educators Maximize Instructional Time

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June 25, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, today announced that upcoming enhancements to its award-winning Techbook series will help educators maximize instructional time by making engaging digital content even more accessible to teachers and students. Recently, teachers requested more ways to access the high-quality content they need for teaching and learning.

PBL and Content … 15 Ideas To Make Sure Project Based Learning Supports The Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! 15 Ideas To Ensure That Project Based Learning Is Grounded In Content And Standards.

Powerful Learning is Collaborative and Connected

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners, and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the Digital Learning Gap.

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. This unique combination of rich digital content and professional learning will drive HCS’s efforts to help all students become life-long learners.

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This Teacher Started a Hands-On PD Lab That’s Sparking Change Across the District

Edsurge

At the time, my district didn't offer any professional development (PD) opportunities to prepare educators without a computer science background to teach CS in their classes. I am working on a personal project involving professional development.

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The Professional Development Problem

EdNews Daily

While debate about professional development expands, educator hopes for feeling supported are shrinking. Only 40 percent of teachers’ value PD activities (TNTP) and few teachers (34 percent) think professional development has improved (Gates Foundation).

Digital Portfolios + Micro-credentials = Massive Impact for Students & Teachers

Digital Promise

Now that we have powerful, easy-to-use design tools and a capacity for worldwide publishing, we have an opportunity to restore the dignity and integrity of a work ethic by redefining the role of the learner as a contributor to the learning culture. — Alan November, Who Owns the Learning. Powered by ever-changing technology advances, digital portfolios serve as hubs for a variety of media to more fully illustrate the learning cycle. The Learning Is In The Struggle.

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and other nonprofit organizations including EveryoneOn and The Learning Accelerator have been working with companies and schools to ensure these programs and offers are making their way into the hands of teachers, students, and families across the country.

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How can schools ensure a “return on instruction?”

eSchool News

[ A portion of the following is an excerpt from the new ASCD book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today ]. The problem with these conversations has been a lack of focus on the why and how technology can support a learning transformation.

The Teacher Prep Program That Starts in High School

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What we are doing is helping fast-forward kids so they're making some of those decisions that most adults make late in their college career, maybe even into their first career,” says Chad Wilson, who directs the careers program, Center for Advanced Professional Studies, or CAPS.