National STEM/STEAM Day Nov. 8th

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National STEM Day is November 8 and the unofficial holiday celebrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education throughout the United States. Here are some great ideas for celebrating: Ten Ways to Celebrate National STEM Day with NASA | NASA. National STEM Day is November 8 and the unofficial holiday celebrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education throughout the United States. Stem Education in 2020.

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Phenix City Schools Awarded Cognia STEM Certification

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August 4, 2022) — Phenix City Schools (PCS) are now STEM certified, becoming the largest and fourth district in the nation. Every school in the PCS system earned Cognia’s STEM Certification in June. Cognia recognizes and certifies PCS’ STEM program: ? Phenix City, Ala.


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Using digital tools for engaging remote STEM instruction

eSchool News

Secondary students in particular need to be able to see and ask questions during remote STEM instruction, such as during laboratory experiments or when receiving feedback when developing their own solutions to math problems.

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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

VHS Learning Continues to Serve Massachusetts Students Underrepresented in Advanced STEM Courses Through Statewide Initiative

eSchool News

To help, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE) partnered with VHS Learning to create the STEM Advanced Placement Access Expansion Opportunity , which enables up to 1,500 students within the state to take free AP® courses during the 2022-2023 academic year.


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. More than learning, STEM education fosters the ability to connect with others while enhancing the learning experience of students. Educators, parents, and communities can emerge students into STEM opportunities.

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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. Numerous STEM externships are available for teachers. Peek Into a STEM Classroom: Sioux Center High School. Peek Into a STEM Classroom: Davenport West High School. Peek Into a STEM Classroom: Mt.

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Using Digital Tools to Teach STEM Courses Remotely and Effectively

Secondary students in particular need to be able to see and ask questions during laboratory experiments, or receive feedback when developing their own solutions to math problems. The post Using Digital Tools to Teach STEM Courses Remotely and Effectively appeared first on edWeb.

Let’s invest in black kids who pursue STEM the way we do black kids on the football field

The Hechinger Report

In a crowded hotel lobby in New Orleans the day after Thanksgiving, primary and secondary students and playful adults threw paper planes towards a target for a prize of $50. So too must STEM be present in our perceptions of black talent.

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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. The report, STEM 2026 , pulls from the work of experts in science, technology, engineering and math, and the authors point out that current conditions do not ensure equal access to STEM teaching and learning. News STEM


West Sound STEM Network Expands Partnership with Slooh to Engage More Students in Space Exploration

eSchool News

After successfully providing a number of Network member schools with access to Slooh’s robotic telescopes and patented Mission Interface last year, West Sound STEM Network is now expanding the program to reach 250 teachers and 10,000 students.

Wizrobotics launches Wizprodigy, a new online competition experience for STEM students

eSchool News

Wizrobotics, an online live learning platform for teaching and inspiring K-12 students to explore STEM fields, announced the launch of Wizprodigy. The Wizprodigy Online STEM competition is open to students aged 12 to 16 years old with a prize pool totalling $2000.


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. are working hard to encourage more women to seek careers in STEM fields, and it is clear that these bodies and their events are having an impact. When an effort is made to engage girls in STEM, great things will result. March 8th was memorable for many reasons.


Inexpensive STEM Activities for around the house

Mindspark Learning

Inexpensive STEM Activities for around the house First, I want to thank and acknowledge all the passionate educators and parents alike for putting out wonderful STEM activities for students and children at home during these uncertain times.


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. At the secondary level, studies show that about 33 percent of middle school math and science teachers and 30 percent of high school chemistry and physics teachers didn’t major in these fields and haven’t earned a certificate to teach them.


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. Frederick, a kindergarten-first-grade teacher, was among 30 teachers – -mainly from various Wyoming school districts — on the UW campus this summer for a 10-day schedule that included various STEM-related workshops. Next page: How the program helps teachers build STEM skills to pass on to students.


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. Advocate Education News Featured Math Science Secondary Education Social Good STEM

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. Part 3: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 25 STEM and PBL Competitions. After the last post of over 40 STEM resources, I am sure you are ready for more engaging possibilities.resources.


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. To grow our future, and subsequently their futures, we need to ensure the teaching profession is continually being refilled with passionate, motivated, educators who embody the 4C’s and a STEM culture.


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). Technology changes at a rapid pace, and educators have to keep up. Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education. College and Career Readiness.


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.


Discovery Education and Social Impact Partners Offer Communities No-Cost Digital Learning Resources Supporting STEM Day Observances Nationwide

eSchool News

Silver Spring, MD (Wednesday, November 3, 2021) — Discovery Education and leading social impact partners are offering engaging, no-cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to support National STEM Day observances nationwide.

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. Here in California, like other states nationwide, the STEM job market is rapidly growing but students are still graduating without the skills and knowledge needed to fill these high-paying jobs. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that California will have the largest STEM workforce in the country by 2022.


The STEM Careers Coalition Marks Second Anniversary with Expanded Career Readiness Resources and New Industry Partners Joining National Effort to Improve Student Outcomes

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (Monday, December 6, 2021) – The STEM Careers Coalition – the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by corporate and non-profit leaders?and To date, the STEM Careers Coalition has reached more than 4.5

Inexpensive STEM Activities for around the house

Mindspark Learning

Inexpensive STEM Activities for around the house First, I want to thank and acknowledge all the passionate educators and parents alike for providing wonderful STEM activities for students and children at home during these uncertain times.


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.


STEMpath Answers Colorado’s Need for STEM

Mindspark Learning

Colorado has become a technology hub, as more and more STEM and Computer Science (CS)-based businesses move into the area, which has created new jobs and drawn STEM/CS talent from all corners. STEM jobs are among the fastest growing in the nation: with top jobs found in Healthcare, Information Technology, Finance, Construction Trades and Engineering (Colorado Talent Report, 2016 ). There is a missing link that impedes long-term sustainability: highly qualified STEM teachers.

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 LauThe post Teaching the Power of Computing Through Supportive Guidance appeared first on Market Brief.

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. Timing for building the labs coincided with the school district’s re-configuring of its secondary schools, thanks to the generosity of the community’s support of a significant bond issue. McClatchy STEM


SAM Labs blocks put students in charge of creative learning

iLearn Technology

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6 Ways to Help Kids Learn Real-World Skills

The CoolCatTeacher

And then at the high school level, we have entire financial literacy suites building from the very basics to getting a little bit more into, if you are going on to secondary education, what does that look like. But we have some courses on STEM discovery.

6 tips to begin an elementary esports program in your school

eSchool News

Thus far, conversations around esports have centered on collegiate and secondary levels, however, a recent change in the winds has shifted the conversation to elementary esports. I teach an elementary STEM class called iCreate in South Haven Public Schools.

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. Being a little over a year into implementing a STEAM curriculum at Chattanooga Christian Lower School, I decided to look at the criteria to discern what my state felt was "best practice" in regards to STEM education. One of our teachers asked, "Why do we want to be a STEM Designated School?"

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5 reasons to set up a coding program in your district

eSchool News

At Everett Public Schools, we’ve always had a robotics team at the elementary and secondary levels. Featured on eSchool News STEM Teaching & Learning coding Curriculum district help learning online robotics robots schools shutdown

OPINION: Why school shutdowns are a disaster for science classes

The Hechinger Report

Such closures have a disastrous impact on education in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math. Even before the pandemic, STEM achievement gaps in K-12 schools were significant. We need to harness STEM curiosity and keep exposure to and opportunities for learning.

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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.

How coding shapes students’ future success

eSchool News

And Singapore launched a tailored coding class for primary and secondary school students as early as 2014. Equity eSchool Media Featured on eSchool News STEM Teaching & Learning best challenges children coding cognitive Education future head start IT parent

OPINION: It may be time to rethink the emphasis on taking calculus in high school

The Hechinger Report

California’s state university systems have been leaders in listing data science as an acceptable course for admission; the state has also piloted successful secondary and postsecondary versions of a data course. I took calculus as a high school senior.

First nationwide look at racial breakdown of career education confirms deep divides

The Hechinger Report

In Nevada, just 4 percent of students who took a career-oriented science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) course in the 2019-20 school year — 88 students total — were Black, even though Black students make up more than 11 percent of the state’s public school enrollment.

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How Should We Approach the Ethical Considerations of AI in K-12 Education?


Through professional learning opportunities for educators, the program is designed to address inequities for traditionally underrepresented populations in STEM fields and prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s AI careers. We live in a world fundamentally transformed by our own creations.