The 10-day summer STEM program improving science instruction

eSchool News

Tesha Frederick sees the endless possibilities of teaching science, thanks to a University of Wyoming (UW) program that promotes STEM careers. Next page: How the program helps teachers build STEM skills to pass on to students. News Professional Development STEM

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Part 3: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 25 STEM and PBL Competitions

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this third post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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STEM Gains Traction in After-School Programs

Leadership Lounge

Many schools are recognizing the importance of providing their students with opportunities for greater technology instruction — especially in supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs with an emphasis on coding.

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December 15 University of New Hampshire to Host the State Finals forState’s Second Annual Cyber Robotics Coding Competition

techlearning

On December 15, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) will host the finals of the state’s Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC), being held by the New Hampshire Department of Education (NH DOE) and the Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation ( ISCEF ).

7 ways data collection is improving STEM education

eSchool News

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. One exciting way we’re infusing technology into STEM education is through our district’s Innovations Labs. Each Innovations Lab includes a science lab space with mobile furniture, a robotics court, netbooks, and SPARK handheld science learning devices.

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Oklahoma district boasts ‘best in state’ STEM innovation labs

eSchool News

Maker spaces, science labs, and touch screens help students conduct real-world STEM. million contribution to the Bartlesville Public School District to build Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) labs at Bartlesville’s three secondary schools. McClatchy STEM

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An Astronaut’s Guide to Culturally Responsive Teaching (and What Space Is Really Like)

Edsurge

Dr. Harris is well-known as an astronaut, but throughout his career he’s also collected an impressive list of STEM credentials, including an M.D., In response, NMSI runs programs designed to boost the number of STEM teachers, increase student access to AP courses and train existing teachers.

AI Curriculum Is Coming for K-12 At Last. What Will It Include?

Edsurge

When Ayanna met Cozmo the robot, both she and the robot lit up. “it elementary and secondary schools teach the subject, maybe because there are so few curricula available for students. The robot Cozmo would seem to fit that bill: Its basic coding platform is a simple visual system based on MIT’s Scratch Blocks, but there’s also a more advanced option based on Python. However, the company has loaned the robots to the Boys and Girls Club.

“The biggest challenge facing education is teaching for a future that is unknown.” – Ben Eilenberg, Australia

Daily Edventures

Teacher/STEM Coordinator/Media Coordinator. Ben Eilenberg may have come from a teaching family (his father was a lecturer, his mother a speech pathologist, and his sisters are secondary teachers), but he wasn’t prepared for what he experienced at one of his first teaching jobs. “I

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Applications Open Now #steam

The CoolCatTeacher

Designed and built a robotic car seat to alert adults when children are left in hot cars. Secondary School for Journalism *. Sponsored by Samsung Solve for Tomorrow From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Saturday is the Online Global Student Conference - "STEM + Entrepreneurship" (plus we make our call for volunteers!)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Assisting teachers and administrators in understanding how STEM and entrepreneurship impact learning both in and out of the classroom. Strengthening the relationship between students, teachers, and administrators about STEM + entrepreneurship in the curriculum.

Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation Celebrate National Manufacturing Day with ‘Manufacture Your Future Virtual Field Trip’ at Arconic in Austin, Texas

techlearning

-- Virtual Field Trip of Arconic in Austin, Texas brings exciting STEM careers to classrooms and explores how 3D printing is revolutionizing aerospace manufacturing - - Silver Spring, Md. The Wire STEM Careers k12 education Virtual Reality

How AR and VR Prepare Students for Jobs of the Future (and Save Districts Money)

Edsurge

The same could be said with the robotics pieces and parts—before they would often disappear and vanish. Now, I can have a student practice building his robot four or five times and then go really put it together. Now, I can have a student practice building his robot four or five times and then go really put it together. Whether you’re post-secondary or secondary, you have access to that money. Imagine a high school student in your district.

A World of PBL… 25 Authentic Resources To Connect Students Beyond The Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s. I will be providing workshops and featured sessions on STEM, PBL, Inquiry, Maker Space, and Computational Thinking!

Computer science courses still a rarity in California

eSchool News

On Friday, it listed over 1,000 openings within 25 miles of Sacramento that mentioned programming or database analysis as desired core or secondary skills. They are literally doing robotics in the second grade.”. Digital Learning and Tools eClassroom News McClatchy News STEM

A World of PBL: 25 Authentic Resources To Connect Students Beyond The Classroom

techlearning

Whether your students design robots with PenPals in Asia, write poetry with PenPals in Europe, or create environmental solutions with PenPals in Africa. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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CES2017 Best of Show Tech Tools

EdTechTeam

At about half the price of Mindstorms Kits , you can build and code interactive, motorized robots, models and creations with distance, color and tilt sensor technologies with this new kit. What’s next in edtech? What older tools have you overlooked that are worth a second look?

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Paloma Garcia-Lopez - Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative - "Maker Movement: Making More Makers" Jeanne Century - Director of Research and Evaluation and Science Education, Outlier Research and Evaluation, CEMSE, University of Chicago - "Is it STEM or Just Good Practice?"

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Busting Stereotypes: A Homeschool-Public School Partnership That Works

MindShift

In many districts those savings are pumped into secondary instruction, which is more expensive to provide. But with the extra money coming in from part-time homeschool students, Berrien Springs was able to fund high-level teacher training, summer programming for all students, a Project Lead the Way STEM program and other opportunities that the traditional public school kids and the homeschool kids could both access.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” ” This stems from a protest at the University of Connecticut. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robots will replace teachers by 2027 ,” Futurism predicts. Robots are coming for your children. (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

” Note the significant difference in language in this headline from The Verge , for example – “ Harvard’s Root robot teaches kids how to code ” – and the way in which Seymour would describe the LOGO Turtle – that students would using programming to teach the robot. Despite all the investment and marketing surrounding CS and STEM education, the results – enrollments and graduation rates – have been mixed at best.

4 myths about great teaching debunked

The Cornerstone Blog

I know you taught at the secondary level, I taught Pre-K to third, and this was true even with the littlest kids. They don’t want to be told step-by-step, like we’re robots and the kids are robots.

Hacking project-based learning: tips for management, assessment, & more from Ross Cooper & Erin Murphy

The Cornerstone Blog

I’m assuming it’s very different for elementary than secondary. Erin: I’m going to let Ross jump in in a second, but I just want to address here the piece about the secondary versus the elementary.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday! Important Updates Below. The Global Education Conference Network's seventh annual global collaboration "extravaganza" will take place around the clock starting this Sunday, November 13, and continuing through Wednesday, November 16.