Want to Solve our STEM Skills Problem? Bring in the Professionals

Digital Promise

Recent Australian studies show there’s a decline in student participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects in high school. We want more of our students to take up STEM in schools and universities so we have a steady stream of graduates skilled in these areas for the future. Teachers can have a strong influence on students’ engagement and interest in STEM subjects, and on how they view maths and science in terms of future careers.

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Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

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.

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How is STEM Education Shaping the Future of our Science Classes?

EdNews Daily

As more school districts focus on STEM education, there is room to improve. What is STEM education? Simply, it stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). STEM education promotes a realm of benefits. Promoting STEM Education Awareness.

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Verizon Innovative App Challenge for Secondary Students

The Innovative Educator

Created to ignite interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), The Verizon Innovative App Challenge opens student''s eyes to exciting new possibilities for their futures, opening doors they may never have known were there. The Challenge is a collaborative competition that offers $10,000 grants and Samsung Galaxy Tabs for winning secondary schools and students. Cell phones in Education STEM Verizon

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.

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6 ways to improve PD in STEM for every grade level

eSchool News

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).

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Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?

EdNews Daily

By now increasing the time limit from three days to fifteen, AoCMM ensures that all competitors can thoroughly elaborate on every idea they have in their paper while facing a level of pressure similar to that in professional STEM fields.

The school that connects STEM, badging, and life beyond the classroom

eSchool News

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.

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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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School Designation: Process > End Results

Tech Helpful

In September of this school year I became aware that the state of Tennessee had a STEM School Designation Process. The process of gathering information for the state of Tennessee for the STEM Designated School process has grown our program more than any assigned "you made it!"

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23 amazing STEM and digital learning tools

eSchool News

program introduces new research-based metrics to more appropriately assess that students are ready to pursue their lifelong goals and dreams following post-secondary education. Next page: More digital technologies and STEM resources).

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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. Expanding our use of the devices has helped immensely in preparing students for college and careers, and our local post-secondary partners are thrilled.

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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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The link between arts-based learning and STEM

eSchool News

” Working with Worcester, MA high school students and early career STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) professionals from San Diego, the results were compiled through a series of experimental studies testing AoSL’s hypothesis: that integrating the arts into STEM innovation training results in enhanced individual creative thinking skills, increased collaborative behaviors, and more robust team innovation outcomes.

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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.

School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science: Tips and Advice to Find the Fit

The CoolCatTeacher

This is something that really resonates with school counselors because we’re very much focused on graduating students to go into post-secondary education, the military, or the world of work, and to have sustainable careers.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

After graduation, I pursued and obtained my Masters in Secondary English Education. From there, I moved to the secondary world and bounced from Alabama, to Tennessee, to Virginia and finally settled in Bellevue, Nebraska, where I teach 8th grade English.

CEOs See Apprenticeships as Wave of Future for Workforce Skills

Marketplace K-12

More K-12 and post-secondary schools should consider apprenticeships as part of their educational programs, according to a panel sponsored by the Business Roundtable. Marketplace K-12 International/Global Education skills gap STEM

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, Sean, you’re currently working with iPads and some online formative assessments for STEM classrooms. He also continues to consult for various districts across the country at the elementary, middle, and secondary level training teachers and administrators.

Trump, tech companies pledge over $500 million to computer science education

FETC Converge

Computer science education picked up concerted, cross-sector support this week when the Trump administration and a slew of private sector companies collectively committed more than half a billion dollars to K-12 and post-secondary STEM programs. Uncategorized computer science computer skills STEM teaching job skills technical skills

The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Angela Peery has been an educator 31 years and has served as a secondary English teacher, secondary administrator, instructional coach, turnaround specialist, curriculum developer, and consultant.

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Physics is Taught Badly Because Teachers Struggle with Basic Concepts

Digital Promise

Our study is part of a broader research project that examines how technology can be integrated into effective teaching and learning of physics at secondary schools in Mauritius. We worked with 26 physics teachers from 26 of the country’s secondary schools. Research Map Research@Work STEM Learning PracticesYashwant Ramma , Mauritius Institute of Education.

There’s No Such Thing As Being Bad at Math: How Neuroscience Is Changing the Equation

Edsurge

As a society ever more reliant on technology and STEM-based careers, we must shatter the myth that math skill is inborn and reinforce that it is the result of intention and practice. As a society ever more reliant on technology and STEM-based careers, we must shatter the myth that math skill is inborn and reinforce that it is the result of intention and practice. Grow plants under different conditions Use Math as a Secondary Element of a Project.

#03: Science Kits with Love from Kansas to Haiti

The CoolCatTeacher

Matthew Clay is a secondary science teacher at Ness City, Kansas Schools and a doctoral student in education at the University of Northern Colorado researching environmental experiences. 10-minute Teacher Show Flat Classroom Get Connected STEM Teaching

5 state policies to sustain computer science education

eSchool News

Asa Hutchinson, convened a group of state legislators, secondary and postsecondary education leaders to formulate policies and actions that positively support computer science. million STEM jobs will be computer-related. Policy Resource STEM Top News

Dept. of Ed launches makerspace design challenge with $200,000 in prizes

eSchool News

billion for career and technical education programs in grades 7-12 and in post-secondary institutions. Education Grants and School Funding Grants and Funding Innovation Corner STEM Department of Education maker makerspace STEM competitions

Influential Educator Keynotes Southeast Powerful Practices Event

Discovery Education

They also shared digital instructional practices in social studies, math, science, and STEM. director of secondary curriculum and instruction, Marietta City Schools, Ga. Classroom Content Curriculum experts Georgia Insights and Conversations Programs and Events Atlanta disciplinary literacy Erin Gruwell Freedom Writers Powerful Practices STEM Virtual RealityClassroom, curriculum, and central office leaders from across the Southeast and beyond met in Atlanta, Ga.,

6 ways to support computer science education

eSchool News

The authors offer a series of recommendations for federal and state policymakers to leverage this momentum: • Reform curricula for existing technology classes to focus on core concepts of computer science in primary and secondary schools.

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.

Powerful Practices: Q&A with St. Vrain Schools’ Michael O’Toole on Fostering Future Scientists

Discovery Education

Vrain Valley schools, has a vision for how STEM can be applied across all subjects to build a stronger foundation for future learners. Vrain, and where he sees the future of STEM heading. STEM/STEAM programs have really taken off across the country in recent years. At St.

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Applications Open Now #steam

The CoolCatTeacher

Secondary School for Journalism *. Sponsored by Samsung Solve for Tomorrow From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teachers of grades 6-12 in the United States are invited to apply for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.

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

Edsurge

Whether you’re post-secondary or secondary, you have access to that money. Education Technology 21st Century Skills Technology in School Data and Research Competency-Based Learning STEM Education Core Curriculum EdTech Lexicon Augmented RealityImagine a high school student in your district. Her class is learning about muscles, but instead of watching a video or reading about it in a book, she can move a virtual arm and see an exposed bicep muscle contract.

“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

Trump’s Proposed K-12 Budget: Six Funding Themes

Leadership Lounge

Promoting innovation and reform around STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. college and career counseling, STEM, arts, civics, International Baccalaureate/Advanced Placement). Promoting Innovation and Reform in STEM.

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South Carolina adopts science video service

eSchool News

Supplementary STEM videos serve to engage students in science learning. These supplemental STEM resources can enhance science curriculum connecting science teaching and learning to career and college readiness.

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How to Integrate Multimedia and Writing Instruction With VR, Video and Digital Timelines

Edsurge

Connecting emotion and content Jill Weber, a secondary school teacher in Cheney, Kansas, uses an effective ELA and social studies strategy called Note card confessions. Education Technology 21st Century Skills Technology in School Visual Arts STEM Education Video Instruction For Teachers Core CurriculumMy kids love it whenever they get the chance to use technology as part of the writing process.

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3 apps that lead to improved executive functioning skills

eSchool News

Executive functioning skills are the foundation of academic success in college, but similar to ‘soft skills’ in the workplace, are often not explicitly taught in secondary education. Apps & STEM Digital Learning and Tools eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News Resource

Jay-Z, Kanye, and MLK—Using Lyrics and Literary Devices to Teach Students to Write

Edsurge

These are very same literary concepts that we ask our students to learn in primary and secondary English classes. And their grammar school curriculum is based more and more on learning code languages via STEM concentrations. Education Technology Diversity and Equity Community Core Curriculum EdTech Lexicon Professional Development STEM EducationCree was scribbling aimlessly with her head down in an intentional posture that made it impossible to make eye contact with me.

7 innovative 3D printers for the classroom

eSchool News

In fact, from 2011 to 2015, government business intelligence company Onvia awarded $1,809,298 in 3D printer and supply contracts to 44 primary, secondary and higher education institutions and school districts across the United States.

Urgency with Coding Now for the Future

wwwatanabe

I've heard Anne Jenks share numerous times the importance of teaching coding in school, especially with so many STEM professions available. Below are a few places for getting started: Device Elementary Secondary iPad Daisy the Dinosaur Tickle (older app) Hopscotch Scratch Jr. How are you building STEM opportunities in your classroom? 21st Century Learning Coding MakerSpace STEM