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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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

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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Using Digital Tools to Teach STEM Courses Remotely and Effectively

edWeb.net

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.

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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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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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.

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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

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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. 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.

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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. It’s a prime event to draw attention to black talent in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Investment in black STEM workers and entrepreneurs is not only an investment in the black workforce, it’s an investment in the growth of the economy.

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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. So as we dive headfirst into our current global situation, I’ve compiled a short list of more manageable and realistic STEM activities for the young hooligans we care for within our quarantined spaces and limited materials.

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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). 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.

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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. 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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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

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. But faced with the dilemma of fitting “one more thing” into the school day, some schools are getting creative and using after-school programs to help address their students’ STEM needs and interests.

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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. 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

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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.

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.

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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.

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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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. Sometimes when we’re talking about STEM, we’re looking at science, technology, engineering, and math. But really, the jobs that are coming up in the STEM fields are in the computing industry.

VHS Learning Partners with Schools in Massachusetts to Offer Online Courses

eSchool News

Schools can easily increase their course offerings by giving students access to the VHS Learning catalog, which consists of more than 250 unique teacher-led online courses, including 24 AP® offerings, innovative STEM programs, and a wide variety of unique electives.

SAM Labs blocks put students in charge of creative learning

iLearn Technology

Analyze Anastasis Academy Apply Art Create Evaluate Fun & Games Inquiry iPod Language Arts Maker Space Math Middle/High School Music Primary Elementary Science Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources Technology Understand (describe, explain) Websites app build circuits creativity experiment inquiry LEGO maker space maths numeracy programming prototype lab SAM labs STEAM STEM technology temperature

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. Santha Walters on episode 282 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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 STEMThe post CEOs See Apprenticeships as Wave of Future for Workforce Skills appeared first on Market Brief.

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. A conversation with Dr. Kimberly Tyson and Dr. Angela Peery on episode 94 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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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. iPads IT Coaches and Directors Math Teachers STEM Teachers Tech Tips Web Tools Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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. I like to think that if I’m a high school teacher, I can’t just focus on the secondary curriculum. Kyle Pearce on episode 304 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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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., Today, he's the CEO of NMSI , the National Math and Science Initiative, a 12-year old group that got its start as a way to stem the tide on a troubling statistic: By 2020, a majority of jobs will require some sort of postsecondary training, including many that touch on science and technology. Can you talk about what a STEM desert is?