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Moving from Teaching STEM to Doing STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Getting kids engaged and excited about learning in the STEM Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Robin Ellwood moved from lecture to hands-on STEM with her eighth graders and shows us how.

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Quick List STEM Resources For The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Science Technology Engineering Math STEM. STEM today is so much more than just the 4 areas that make it up. And it's important to embrace STEM in every classroom and at every level. Don't those all have a place in the "STEM" classroom? Samsung STEAM STEM

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STEM can be fun, just do this.

The CoolCatTeacher

8 Ideas for Fun STEM Learning with Kids From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. STEM lessons can be fun. Whether it is origami jumping frogs or making a boat out of cement, Mandy Casto has eight high-energy ideas for making STEM fun.

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Team Building Activities That Support Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM

User Generated Education

In academia, the majority of research in STEM fields is conducted through collaborations and working groups, where a diversity of ideas need to be proposed and analyzed to determine the best strategy(ies) for solving a problem.

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The essential components of STEM education

eSchool News

Schools seeking to build, strengthen or improve their STEM education programs now have a 14-point checklist to use as a guide, thanks to NSF-funded research from George Washington University, George Mason University, and SRI International. Next page: 7 STEM education components.

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Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – March 2017

Discovery Education

This month we are going to highlight women who have made an impact through STEM. There are advances in this cause as women in STEM now make 92¢ on the dollar compared to men in STEM fields compared to 77¢ on the dollar in non-STEM fields.

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Enhancing STEM Learning Using Virtual Reality

My Paperless Classroom

By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Careers in STEM are the next best thing: as a matter of fact, according to the U.S. Editorial STEM Education

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5 ways to reduce the harrowing STEM teacher shortage

eSchool News

But what happens when high-quality STEM teachers become hard to find, and what happens when STEM teacher applicant pools dry up? extend critical STEM learning opportunities to its youngest students? Early childhood education News Personnel STEM

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Accessible Technology Helps Students with Disabilities Pursue STEM Degrees

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum STEMBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Thanks to tech tools and awareness groups, more students have gone further in higher education.

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Six Quick Tips for Sudden STEM Teachers

MiddleWeb

As school begins this year, quite a few educators face a new and potentially daunting assignment: Teach STEM. Expert Anne Jolly is here with help – six essential tips that can help "sudden" STEM educators survive a challenging start and achieve success.

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Researchers develop preschool STEM education curriculum

eSchool News

In an effort to address the national need to guide more students to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researchers are developing curriculum which introduces STEM principles during the formative preschool years.

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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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Is this graphic novel STEM education’s secret sauce?

eSchool News

Educators and STEM advocates are always searching for engaging ways to keep students interested in STEM–and a new graphic novel that uses computational thinking to teach students to code might be the next big thing. Featured on eSchool News Resource STEM

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A Welcome Letter to New STEM Students

MiddleWeb

STEM curriculum expert Anne Jolly invites students to consider how to get the most out of the engineering design challenges they will be asked to solve in their middle school math and science classes, using innovative thinking, analysis and teamwork.

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4 ways to enhance STEM in preK classrooms

eSchool News

Technology, too, can expand students’ interest in STEM, as well as their ability to acquire information and solve problems—even in preK classrooms. Here are 4 ways we’re sparking young learners’ excitement in STEM, while preparing them for kindergarten and beyond: 1.

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A Starter List for Creating STEM Schools

MiddleWeb

When Anne Jolly is asked for advice about creating STEM programs, she's quick to say there’s no one-size-fits-all blueprint for STEM learning. Building a STEM Program STEM By Design anne jolly Bob Pearlman designing STEM STEM program components STEM schools

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Successfully Integrating Language Arts and #STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Candace Hisey @MissHisey talks about true STEM and Language Arts Integration. The post Successfully Integrating Language Arts and #STEM appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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Volunteers Who Are Changing Perceptions About STEM

MIND Research Institute

The challenges of getting students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)/STEAM (including the arts) are well-documented and the implications for our economy are staggering.

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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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Teaching STEM? Tips for Summer Planning

MiddleWeb

How do you get ready to teach STEM? Anne Jolly reviews key points to consider if you are spending time this summer planning for STEM classes in the fall. By thinking through some fundamentals now, Jolly says, you'll be in great shape for the school year ahead.

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7 Simple STEM Lessons for K12 Teachers by @veronicahuntt

My Paperless Classroom

STEM has become more than just a term of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Here are 7 Simple Rules and Thoughts about teaching in a STEM classroom. The post 7 Simple STEM Lessons for K12 Teachers by @veronicahuntt appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.

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How to Course Correct STEM Education to Include Girls

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Leadership Management STEMBy Sylvia Libow Martinez Introduce the real world and change the conversation.

New Trump laws will support women in STEM fields

eSchool News

President Donald Trump has signed two bills aimed at increasing the number of women who pursue entrepreneurial endeavors and space-related STEM careers. ” Next page: The alarming trend of few women in STEM fields.

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Back-to-School Training Equips Teachers for New STEM Curriculum

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Management Professional Development STEMBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Project Lead the Way’s summer professional development prepares educators for new school year.

Why this one STEM course has four different teachers

eSchool News

A STEM rotation model engages students in multifaceted projects with real-world implications. Walking into one of our four STEM classrooms at Huntingdon Area Middle School, you won’t see students working quietly on worksheets.

How Do We Integrate STEM Across Subjects?

MiddleWeb

Some schools are putting all subjects under the STEM umbrella. Can they be true to STEM's engineering focus? Anne Jolly talks to schoolwide-STEM expert Judy Duke, who points to history. Teachers building lessons should always ask: "What problems needed to be solved?".

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How to Energize a Weak STEM Lesson

MiddleWeb

Lots of lessons you find on the Internet don''t meet the minimum criteria for a good STEM learning experience. In her latest STEM By Design post, expert Anne Jolly explains how to take a potential STEM lesson and boost its power.

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Time for a Quick Midyear STEM Checkup

MiddleWeb

The midpoint of the school year is a great time for STEM educators to do a quick program checkup, says curriculum expert Anne Jolly. She offers five STEM progress indicators that can help teachers identify examples of success and any needed adjustments.

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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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4 Awesome STEM Project Ideas

My Paperless Classroom

The post 4 Awesome STEM Project Ideas appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Teaching children in a way that is both fun and effective is probably the greatest challenge.

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Computer Science (Not Just Coding) Needs a Bigger Role in STEM Education

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum STEMBy Vince Bertram Schools should introduce technology courses earlier and demystify CompSci.

Rise of the Robots: STEM-Fueled Competitions Gaining Traction Nationwide

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Collaboration Curriculum Management STEM Frank Smith Robotics competitions have become official high school sports in two states, and two more may soon follow suit.

Get Kids into STEM by Starting a Robotics Program at Your School

Where Learning Clicks

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is receiving a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. STEM education helps students understand the world around them, from the natural world of plants and animals, to computers and tablets, to balancing checkbooks and beyond.

Researchers tackle gender bias in STEM education

eSchool News

Researchers are tackling the stubborn question of how gender bias impacts STEM education. STEM education at the K-12 and university levels has seen its share of headlines, as industry experts and policymakers tout its importance in the nation’s economy and workforce.

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Tech in the Right Hands Pushes STEM to the Future

EdTech Magazine

By Ryan Petersen In the latest issue of EdTech , writers explore the expanding horizon of STEM. Classroom STEM

New Technologies Nurture STEM Growth in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

By EdTech Staff STEM is top of mind among educators and parents for good reason. . Classroom STEM

Why one district’s students studied only STEM for a week

eSchool News

For one week in October, students in Boston’s public middle schools—6,500 students in 36 schools–set aside their regular lessons and participated in Boston STEM Week , a hands-on, in-depth program connecting students with real-world examples of STEM in action. News STEM

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