Utah STEM Action Center Releases Exemplar Statewide Program Evaluation

MIND Research Institute

A new bar has been set for state-grants-funded digital math programs evaluation. The Utah STEM Action Center has released its 2020 annual report , which includes the results of their comprehensive statewide program evaluation.

Say NO to Silos in Your STEM Program

MiddleWeb

STEM courses don't belong in silos. She includes questions to pose about your STEM program. Building a STEM Program STEM By Design anne jolly ESSA Every Student Succeeds Act integrated STEM STEM program evaluationAnne Jolly recommends bringing science, technology, engineering and math together in class to help students understand how the disciplines work together in the real world.

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OPINION: A lack of diversity in research and analytics is not just unethical — it is dangerous

The Hechinger Report

The STEM disciplines and social sciences significantly influence the trajectory of American society and the global community in ways that other sectors and fields of exploration cannot match. This moves us closer to more fully answering the key questions of policy evaluation: Does it work?

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An Interactive Tool Empowers High Schoolers To Take Control of Career Planning

Edsurge

Today, Lee is a Post Secondary Programs Coordinator for Valley Center USD 262. She runs the Valley Center High School internship program and helps students gain valuable work experience and career knowledge before they head off to college and careers. Lee shares how Xello—combined with the district’s internship program, advisory classes and certifications—encourages Valley Center USD students to take a deep dive into their career options long before they leave high school.

How Can We Support Kids in Learning More Than One Language?

Digital Promise

I have worked with teachers and conducted many classroom observations and program evaluations. How the Program Works. TWI programs are bilingual programs designed to build high levels of bilingual proficiency. Some programs teach 50% of the time in English and 50% of the time in a partner language (eg, Spanish, Korean, Chinese). A few years ago, a colleague and I researched the experiences of the graduating class of a longstanding TWI program.

Documenting and Reflecting on Learning

User Generated Education

Blogging has its own unique benefits as Sylvia Duckworth’s Sketchnote summarizes: Experiential, STEM, STEAM, and maker education are the focus of my gifted education classes. The final presentations gave me, as the educator, a type of program evaluation where I got the opportunity to learn the most significant classroom projects from my learners’ perspectives. I am a strong proponent of encouraging learners of all ages to engage in reflective practice.

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With Budget Cuts Looming, Here’s How Districts Will Decide What to Keep or Cut

Edsurge

Add to that the costs of designing and implementing new remote learning programs, on top of childcare, transportation, and everything else that will inevitably increase the cost of doing business. That data is then fed into program and budget review cycles.

Bring Science to Life: The Impact of Video Game Simulations

edWeb.net

They should understand science concepts and draw on them to answer questions and solve problems as well as connect them to other STEM concepts. program (Telecommunications, Education, and Multimedia). WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. The situation was bleak: There were just a few plants.

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Michigan School Administrators’ Journey Toward Increased Equity and Inclusion

edWeb.net

Work on developing culturally proficient communities during the previous decade has now led to the creation of a professional learning program designed to increase equity and inclusion during the 2020s, in collaboration with the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators.

Project Hope Alliance Partners with Think Through Math and Pearson Education

Think Through Math

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — SEPTEMBER 5, 2016 — Project Hope Alliance, a nonprofit organization committed to ending the cycle of homelessness for Orange County families through stable housing and youth education programs, recently launched its Soaring to Success pilot program in partnership with Pearson Education and Think Through Math. The innovative program will focus on children in grades 3-7 served by Project Hope Alliance’s programs who require additional assistance in the classroom.

Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation

Edsurge

Lachelle Brant) Creating Guidelines for Distance Education The Problem: Sometimes, the greatest solution stems from the greatest need. The journey in Wyoming began with new legislation and funding for the development and implementation of grassroots, K-12 and postsecondary distance education courses and programs. Interactive video, online courses and full time programs grew rapidly in the first two years. The future of tech in schools isn’t suburban or urban. It’s rural.

Wednesday Interview - Breaking the Cycle of Students' Disengagement by Having Them Leave, to Learn

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Elliot Washor and Charles Mojkowski, both of Big Picture Learning, have a proven, innovative solution for stemming the flow of drop-outs and breaking the cycle of disengagement that leads up to it. Elliot’s professional development programs won an “Innovations in State and Local Government Award” from the Ford Foundation and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.