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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4 STEM Ties to Careers of the Future

Discovery Education

STEM is not just about skills, but about dispositions which need to be developed. STEM Career Challenges. This month we feature two exciting challenges which tie to careers that will be used in many industries and require STEM skills for success.

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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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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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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. jackiegerstein and Barbara Bray @bbray27. Crossed posted at [link].

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6 Ways to Encourage STEM at Home

Discovery Education

Parents can build the foundation needed for future STEM skills simply by asking questions and encouraging children to be inquisitive, no matter how many times we are asked “why?” STEM is about connecting content with the context of the world.

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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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Group Work Gets Kids More Engaged in STEM

Digital Promise

Shortage of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals has been an important concern in the United States. It is estimated that over the next 10 years, the nation could face a shortage of one million STEM workers. So, what can we do to get more students interested in STEM? STEM Starts Early. Simple activities like counting and playing with puzzles can build children’s STEM skills. Blog Research Map Research@Work STEM Learning Practices

28 Critical Thinking Question Stems For Any Content Area

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 28 Critical Thinking Question Stems For Any Content Area appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking

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Celebrate National STEM/STEAM Day by Learning about STEM Education!

Where Learning Clicks

Today, November 8th is National STEM/STEAM Day, as declared by the show Project Mc2. And with demand for workers in STEM fields growing fast, it’s never been more important for students to leave school prepared to work in these fields. National STEM/STEAM.

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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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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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6 steps to strengthen early STEM learning

eSchool News

Although STEM education is inarguably essential in today’s economy, it is not always seamlessly incorporated into early childhood education–and the barriers to inclusion are more pervasive than many educators might realize. Early childhood education News STEM

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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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Informal STEM Learning Has Big Positive Impact

MiddleWeb

Informal STEM learning – whether it's after school, in summer settings, or at home – is a major factor in getting adolescents on a path toward STEM careers.

How early can we introduce STEM education?

eSchool News

Key points: Researchers are developing a STEM curriculum intended for preschool students. Though evidence suggests early STEM exposure has benefits, little STEM instruction occurs in preschool classrooms. News STEM

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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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40 Important STEM Resources For Women

TeachThought - Learn better.

40 Important STEM Resources For Women. According to findings by the Economics & Statistics Administration, less than 25% of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) jobs are held by women — even though they make up more than half the workforce and college degrees.

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5 Ways STEM Inspires Students to Change the World

Discovery Education

Below you will find 5 ways you can use STEM experiences to inspire your students to begin changing the world now and not waiting till later. STEM Glocal impacts! Click here to access free STEM Camp resources.

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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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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Spooktacular STEM Activities & Apps for Halloween!

Teacher Reboot Camp

This is also a good time to spice up your STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum with monsters, creatures, the spooky, and the unknown. Below are recommended spooktacular STEM activities and resources to get you started. Try the STEM Hollywood lesson plans , to get learners to use science, math, and technology to investigate a haunting or survive a zombie apocalypse. Challenge: Teach STEM with any of these ideas.

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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20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer

TeachThought - Learn better.

20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer. To combat summer learning loss and keep those STEM skills fresh over the summer, Project Lead The Way put together a list of super simple (and fun) STEM activities you can do with your children over summer break. Maker Movement stem

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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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District sees massive STEM gains with VR

eSchool News

zSpace is a virtual reality (VR) system used for STEM education. Next page: How VR is enhancing STEM learning at Franklin Square). eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News IT Newsletter Resource STEM Technologies

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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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Why writing doesn’t just prove learning, it improves all learning-including STEM

eSchool News

Next page: How writing improves STEM learning; closing the writing gap). Curriculum eSchool Media Featured on eSchool News STEMWriting is used to assess student learning more often than it is used to facilitate learning.

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STEM Learning Advances When All Students Participate

EdTech Magazine

Classroom STEMBy Nathan Lang Programs are enriched by diversity and a personalized and collaborative approach.

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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Why STEM education could get a transformative makeover—soon

eSchool News

Engaging young children in STEM is critical for creating a lifelong love of learning and for developing critical thinking skills which will serve them well across all academic disciplines and prepare them for the 21st Century workforce. Apps & STEM School Administration STEM

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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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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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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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5 teacher-loved technology tools to meet STEM NGSS standards

eSchool News

Apps & STEM Featured on eSchool News How-to STEMThe Science and Engineering Practices of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) require students to ‘obtain, evaluate, and communicate information’ (NGSS Lead States, 2013).

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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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Infographic: Robotics And The Future Of STEM

TeachThought - Learn better.

Infographic: Robotics And The Future Of STEM. Department of Commerce report titled, “STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future,” reports that from 2000-2010, growth in STEM jobs is over three times greater than that of non-STEM occupations. The Future Of STEM In Education?

STEM & Visual Learning: A Vital Combination

MiddleWeb

In focusing on traditional text-based knowledge & skills, we miss the key role visual tools play in STEM exploration and innovation. Integrated STEM Literacy STEM By Design Intergrated STEM literacy ISL Roger Essley STEM visual learningRecognizing the ways scientists and engineers use visuals with text can help us better support students in every classroom, writes author/illustrator Roger Essley.

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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.

New Tools for STEM Education

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April, 2015 Looking for new ways to make STEM education more engaging? From fundamental math and engineering to hands-on electronics and robotics, here are some new products that have been creating a.read more. math resources