5 ways to boost student engagement with STEM learning strategies

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As educators, we are always trying to find ways for all students to achieve success. Research has shown us that students who are engaged in learning are more likely to be successful. So how do we know when students are truly engaged in learning?

How Leveraging Curiosity May Keep Students Engaged From Afar

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Being one educator that engages 30 kids online effectively is a challenge. And, just like other educators, she’s been working hard to keep kids in the program engaged and safe from afar. Bongiorno: The first is engagement. Bongiorno’s recommended STEM resources for parents.

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BetterLesson and Adobe release 300+ strategies for creativity, student engagement

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As educators across the country work tirelessly to provide engaging lessons in new and ever-changing environments, there are still understandable concerns about low student engagement, low teacher morale , and a lack of professional development to meet teacher and students’ needs.

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3 strategies to keep students engaged in STEM

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STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is more than just an acronym or a collection of letters. The importance of STEM is further validated by its prominence in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). One of the most effective instructional approaches toward the implementation of STEM in grade-level courses is through project-based learning (PBL). Strategy #1: Identify an engaging topic that is aligned with NGSS standards.

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Free STEM Curriculum Distance Learning Resources

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Distance learning is a crazy time for many, but we can celebrate the way various companies are offering very cool and engaging tools, resources, and activities for free. Live webinars with ideas on how to engage students and parents.

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8 virtual field trips for STEM engagement

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Hands-on STEM subjects are challenging to teach when students aren’t in the classroom all the time, and student engagement is also a challenge during COVID. Virtual field trips can help students get a front-row look at STEM outside of the classroom.

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Design Thinking + STEM = Student Engagement!

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Every year there seems to be some toy that fascinates the majority of K-5 students at my school. Whatever the "toy of the year" is, students all around the playground can be found playing and discussing it. By capitalizing on the excitement students had for this toy, and by using design thinking, my students learned traditional math concepts and STEM skills. Create student excitement by linking tasks and skills to real-world scenarios.

STEM, STEAM, and makerspaces–oh my!

eSchool News

By now, we’ve all heard about STEM, the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math education. Most people have heard of STEAM, which includes arts education along with STEM and allows students to be more creative in their exploration of more technical subjects.

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Vernier Software & Technology Offers Free Remote Learning Resources for STEM

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To keep students engaged in STEM learning during school closures, Vernier Software & Technology is offering a robust collection of free remote learning solutions for teachers and students. This application is recommended for high school and college students.

Celebrating Culturally Diverse Winter Holidays in the Classroom

Waterford

For many students, December’s an especially memorable time of year, with winter activities, pageants, and classroom parties during the days before break. This doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, it just means you find ways to celebrate in a way that doesn’t exclude any student.

How Can Schools Empower Girls to Pursue STEM?

Where Learning Clicks

Female representation in STEM continues to be low. Exposure is key when districts and schools want to empower girls to pursue STEM; where can they start? The post How Can Schools Empower Girls to Pursue STEM? Inside the Classroom accessibility empower girls to pursue STEM engagement Learning/Achievement Gaps National STEM/STEAM Day robotics STEAM STEM student engagement

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Student Engagement with Buncee in the Science Classroom

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I have been using Buncee with students for 7 months. I have used it primarily in elementary science, with students in grades 3-5. Two of the major improvements I have observed was with authentic student engagement and work completion.

Turn Up Your STEM Power This Year

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Ready to power up your STEM instruction? STEM by Design blogger Anne Jolly will get you up to date with a collection of her posts on NGSS, Career and Tech Ed, math in STEM, and assessment insights. STEM By Design Student Engagement anne jolly assessment Career and Ed Tech CET Marsha Ratzel NGSS STEM math STEM teachers Susan Pruet

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The Future of STEM Education: 5 Innovative Ideas About to Break Through

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The Future of STEM Education: 5 Innovative Ideas About to Break Through by Kate Began With our world becoming increasingly technology-driven, there is growing demand for workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. To meet this demand, there has been ongoing discussion on how to best educate our kids for a STEM-focused future. STEM education will only become more important moving forward. RELATED: STEM Resources (lots).

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Why Jo Boaler Believes This Math Curriculum Is the Key to Promoting Growth Mindset

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When Dr. Jo Boaler started her teaching career in inner-city London—in a culturally diverse school population with roughly 250 different languages spoken—she was tasked with teaching math to students assigned to the bottom track. She recalls one of her students asking, “Why should we bother?”

5 ways to integrate language arts into STEM

eSchool News

As a language arts teacher at a partial STEM Magnet middle school in Southern Georgia, I have the opportunity to teach an amazing group of students; their willingness to expand their educational horizons amazes me every day.

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Creating a Classroom Routine for Online or Hybrid Learning Students

Waterford

One of the most effective ways to supercharge your students’ ability to learn, connect, and grow, all while managing your own workload, is to establish a routine in your classroom. The same is true for educators and students. Creating a Routine to Help Students Learn.

Part Two… Transforming STEM Education from Noun to Verb… 15 Steps

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Read about my 15 ways you can turn STEM from a noun to a verb! Welcome to the second of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. In fact, STEM action is something all content areas can embrace as they engage students in authentic learning.

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Why Santa Fe Broke the K-12 Model and Chose a Different Curriculum for the Middle Grades

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One reason we chose MidSchoolMath is that the middle grades represent the critical time in a student’s academic career. Wheeler: One reason we chose MidSchoolMath is that the middle grades represent the critical time in a student’s academic career. Students in Ms.

How a Feedback Tool Improves Both Instruction and Student Outcomes for This Math Teacher

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Krystina Wood As a 13-year veteran at Toledo High School in Toledo, Washington, Wood was looking for a way to improve her feedback loop with students. The COVID-19 pandemic forced her to try something recommended by her student teacher. Free Math allows students to show their work.

Flinn Scientific Partners with the Virginia Technology Student Association to Support Virtual STEM Competitions

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Flinn Scientific, a flagship provider of science lab materials and safety and STEM solutions for the K-16 education market, has partnered with the Virginia Technology Student Association (Virginia TSA) to support and expand participation in virtual, intra-curricular student STEM competitions.

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5 Ways to Prepare Every Student for the STEM Economy

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All students need to develop these skills. High quality STEM learning and engagement opportunities can be life changing for young people in disenfranchised communities who otherwise might not have a direct pathway to the fast-growing STEM economy.

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Want to Solve our STEM Skills Problem? Bring in the Professionals

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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 studentsengagement and interest in STEM subjects, and on how they view maths and science in terms of future careers.

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How Do We Get More Girls Into STEM? Build Confidence (and Robots)

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With careers of the future heavily concentrated in STEM fields, it’s unacceptable for women to be left out of the space. Not only do employers need to have the largest possible pool of qualified STEM workers to succeed, business outcomes improve with a diverse workforce. With careers of the future heavily concentrated in STEM fields, it’s unacceptable for women to be left out of the space. We need more female STEM mentors and role models!

Flinn Scientific Partners with the Texas Technology Student Association to Support Virtual STEM Competitions

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“Whether in person or remote, WhiteBox Learning allows students to experience the STEM engineering design process in a dynamic and engaging way,” said Michael Lavelle, CEO of Flinn Scientific. About Technology Student Association.

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Summer SuperHighway: 3 Kyle Wilson Elementary Teachers on Internet Access and Student Engagement

Education Superhighway

Recently, we interviewed three 5th grade teachers who shared more about the transformational role technology plays in student engagement at PWCS. We as teachers are able to learn from our students [about apps and technology]; that’s a big difference between last year and this year. Just yesterday we were discovering features we never knew before [from our students]. ESH: How has the upgrade impacted student engagement with the material?

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

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Wizrobotics, an online live learning platform for teaching and inspiring K-12 students to explore STEM fields, announced the launch of Wizprodigy. billion students world wide staying at home, it has been a real struggle for many parents to keep students engaged.

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The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation

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The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation by TeachThought Staff A decent working definition of intrinsic motivation is “motivation that stems directly from an action rather than a reward.” ” Teachers often think of the idea of motivation in terms of student engagement but as Dr. Richard Ryan and Edward Deci explain below, it’s a little more nuance […]. Learning Definitions Experienced Teacher Student Engagement

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How This Teacher Harnesses Student Curiosity with Hands-On Learning Experiences

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First grade teacher Byron Gilliland has combined Rigamajig (the right tool) with Deeper Learning (the right pedagogy) to facilitate a learning environment that sees all students embrace their curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and collaborative abilities to own their learning at a higher level.

FETC 2020: STEM, safety, and students

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Student engagement and empowerment were evident at FETC 2020 in Miami, FL. STEM and STEAM. In the early years of STEM and STEAM adoption, hands-on experiences for students were limited to isolated classroom activities and computer labs.

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“I AM A SCIENTIST” INITIATIVE SEEKS TO CONNECT STUDENTS WITH REAL-LIFE SCIENTIST STORIES TO PROMOTE STEM DIVERSITY

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Designed to encourage the next generation of leaders to consider STEM careers while promoting diversity and inclusion. While the new digital age offers opportunities to expand interest in and appeal of STEM careers, many barriers still hinder equitable access for all students.

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STEM Programs Must Not Leave Math Behind!

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Guest expert Dr. Susan Pruet stresses the need to stretch beyond simple arithmetic to incorporate more challenging math content in STEM lessons. Pruet also cites the supports middle grades math teachers will need to spark student engagement in STEM careers. Math & STEM STEM By Design anne jolly classroom supports math math teachers professiional development STEM STEM graduates Susan Pruet

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Part Two… Transforming STEM Education from a Noun to a Verb… 15 Steps

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the second of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. There are a lot of definitions in regards to STEM education usually in regards to the nouns including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. As I reflect on my observation of STEM practice in my travels across the country I have become more convinced that STEM is a verb, and not just a set of nouns. Think of STEM as a verb, not a noun.

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Free Remote Learning Resources for STEM Teachers and Students

eSchool News

To keep students engaged in STEM learning during school closures, Vernier Software & Technology is offering a robust collection of free remote learning solutions for teachers and students. This application is recommended for high school and college students.

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). It is an effort for teachers and students to explore the interdisciplinary aspects of each subject in the scientific field. It is interesting to see students engage in a science activity that promotes science learning and other areas of learning. Latinos in STEM Education.

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