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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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

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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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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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 bolster STEM education for the future

eSchool News

STEM education would emphasize problem-solving, interdisciplinary approaches and the value of discovery and play, according to a new 10-year vision from the American Institutes for Research for the U.S. Department of Education’s STEM Initiatives Team. News STEM

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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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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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Is STEM getting ‘IT’ right for female students?

eSchool News

and Ireland to inspire young women to pursue STEM careers. In its first five years, the organization has worked with nearly 40,000 girls, 95 percent of whom have expressed an increased interest in STEM. When an effort is made to engage girls in STEM, great things will result.

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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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SAM Labs blocks put students in charge of creative learning

iLearn Technology

What it is: Recently, the good people at SAM Labs sent me an Alpha Kit to play with and review. You guys, this is such a cool product! I love that as soon as students open it up, it puts them in charge of the learning. Best of all, it encourages the learning to happen through playful trial and error.

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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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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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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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.

Why Young Children Should Learn Engineering

edWeb.net

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. She is passionate about building STEM programs that impact students’ and teachers’ lives, while building lifelong learners.

Teaching the Power of Computing Through Supportive Guidance

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

An interview with William Lau, the author of "Teaching Computing in Secondary Schools," withadvice about avoiding common misconceptions about teaching the subject. The Startup Blog Al Sweigart Coding Computer Science computing Greg Ashman interview Paul Kirschner Startups STEM William Lau

Harness the Power of LEGO® Education to Engage Students in STEAM Learning

techlearning

There are three levels of the LEGO Education learning portfolio: Early Learning, Primary, and Secondary. This allows secondary school students to succeed in their STEAM classes today and realize their full potential in the digital workplaces of tomorrow.

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

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.

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

Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

The CoolCatTeacher

I believe it really stems from our ability to actually understand the conceptual understanding behind the mathematics. So I’ve learned a ton, getting to spend all kinds of time in elementary as well as secondary.

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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

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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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.

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.

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

Edsurge

elementary and secondary schools teach the subject, maybe because there are so few curricula available for students. Club STEM director Christine Nguyen said she was grateful for the opportunity. Education Technology STEM AIWhen Ayanna met Cozmo the robot, both she and the robot lit up. “it it was like she met a new best friend,” her Boys and Girls Club teacher James Carter said. They just clicked.”

#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

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

We won’t have any black Mark Zuckerbergs or Bill Gates till we do this

The Hechinger Report

About one-third of all black collegians earn degrees in either a STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) field or in business, according to my analysis of integrated post-secondary education data system (IPEDS), the national dataset of college outcomes.

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.

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.

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.,

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

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.