Stem Education in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

A growing focus of schools is STEM. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Brianna, has some general observations about STEM education in 2020: Stem Education in 2020. So, what is STEM education? The essential component in 2020 is a T-part of STEM – Technology.

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Inspiring Girls to Study STEM

CUE

Despite some progress that’s been made in the last few years, it’s no secret that the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) are still male dominated. While there are some legitimate concerns about discrimination and hostile working environments, these factors alone aren’t necessarily what’s driving the lack of gender equality in STEM. The post Inspiring Girls to Study STEM appeared first on OnCUE. Inspire girls in STEM Science stem

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How STEM is preparing students for future careers

Neo LMS

There are few areas of our lives in which science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) don’t play a key role. As this continues, it is important to introduce children to STEM concepts from an early age. Read more: 3D printing, drones, and AI — The future of STEM education?

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6 female tech leaders offer advice for women in STEM

eSchool News

It’s common knowledge that engaging–and retaining–girls and women in STEM classes, STEM degrees, and STEM careers is an ongoing challenge. Women only account for 28 percent of the STEM workforce today.

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How to Encourage Girls in Your Classroom to Get Involved in STEM

Waterford

Did you know that despite similar interests and abilities in STEM subjects (defined here as science, technology, engineering, and math), women are considerably less likely to end up in STEM careers? There Is a Gender Gap in STEM Education, and Here’s Why. Latinas in STEM.

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Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. Komal Singh Bio as Submitted Komal Singh is an Engineering Program Manager at Google, and creator of kids’ STEM bestseller ‘Ara The Star Engineer’. Komal grew up in India and studied Computer Science at Delhi University and later moved to Canada to complete her Masters’ in Com.

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Part One… Transforming STEM Education from Noun to Verb… STEM in all Areas

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Putting important action and engagement in STEM across the curriculum! Welcome to the first of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL and STEM. Every subject should own STEM thinking!

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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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PROOF POINTS: Rural American students shift away from math and science during high school, study finds

The Hechinger Report

students, but they are less likely to study science and math in college. There’s a pressing need to attract young students from all backgrounds to study these fields in college. Green areas are rural regions. Tiny yellow dots scattered throughout the green areas are small towns.

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The SLIDE Study: A chat with Deb Kachel (Part 2)

NeverEndingSearch

The study emphasizes a critical equity issue: our most vulnerable students are those most impacted by a declining numbers of school librarians. I recently chatted with project director, Deb Kachel to dig a little deeper into what the study means and her hopes for its impact and use.

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3 ways online STEM education combats the COVID slide

eSchool News

Overcoming the pronounced academic setbacks characterizing the COVID slide will challenge STEM educators for years to come. High impact learning losses are predicted for foundational skills in math and reading as early as third grade, placing future success in STEM areas on shaky ground.

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STEM: A DEEP DEFINITION

Battelle for Kids

Driving Question: What makes a STEM School? What makes a STEM school? I have literally sat on so many panels (K12,Higher Ed, political, policy, and industry), participated in meetings from the White House to the schoolhouse, been active in research think tanks and included in numerous case studies to define what STEM is and what makes a STEM school and we are still asking this question. Volume 3, Issue 3, Number 1. That is the question that is most often asked.

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Vernier Software & Technology Offers Free Remote Learning Resources for STEM

Educational Technology Guy

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. RESOURCES: More resources from Vernier More STEM Resources. STEM Vernier

6 things to know about STEM education today

eSchool News

We hear it time and again, but the truth of the statement cannot be emphasized more: STEM education is vital to our nation’s success as a productive leader in the global economy. is lagging behind other countries when it comes to STEM in public education and careers.

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4 career connections to help get more girls in STEM

eSchool News

faces a shortage of STEM workers, female STEM workers are particularly underrepresented. But to get girls in STEM, they have to see themselves in the field. Read more: What motivates girls to pursue STEM? Featured on eSchool News STEM

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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. Organized by i2 Learning during October 3-7, Boston STEM Week grew out of a STEM-focused summer camp that took place for one week on empty school campuses. STEM is] where our world is going.

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A study on teaching critical thinking in science

The Hechinger Report

A study of 2,500 middle school students finds that the acquisition of scientific reasoning skills produces stronger learning gains. The adjacent table from the study provides concrete examples of how students were assessed.

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Online research program offers first ever covid-19 independent study

eSchool News

Pioneer Academics, the college-accredited online research program for high school students, has launched Pioneer Open Summer Study (POSS), a free program that gives any interested high school student the opportunity to participate in independent studies about COVID-19.

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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. STEM Across Curriculum STEM By Design anne jolly ethics history Mobile Area Education Foundation pyramids schoolwide STEM social studies STEM guidelines subject areasTeachers building lessons should always ask: "What problems needed to be solved?".

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15 Questions to Ask when Creating a STEM Culture in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As you might know, I am very excited about STEM education! In fact, get ready even more STEM posts. For consultations and presentations at schools across the country I have developed these 15 questions you may want to ask as you develop or assess STEM possibilities for students.

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New STEM App Released; Study Suggests Benefit from Free PBS Kids Resources

techlearning

PBS KIDS has released the newest app in The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That

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5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons [ENCORE]

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. The post 5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons [ENCORE] appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. The top Edtech Tool Tuesday of 2018 (so far) with Richard Byrne From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Course Hero - free study guides including STEM and Social Sciences

Educational Technology Guy

Course Hero’s course-specific study guides. Course Hero has free lessons for 15 different subjects ranging from STEM to Social Sciences that have been reviewed by university professors and subject matter experts. All of the course-specific study guides are available for free when you create a free account on our site. study aids

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Expert Mentors: A Professional Development Model for STEM and Maker Education Implementation

User Generated Education

Implementing Maker, STEM, STEAM Education. In order to prevent STEM and maker education from becoming a flavor of the month, there needs to be specific strategies provided to educators on how to embed STEM and maker activities into their curriculum. The Learning Policy institute examined rigorous studies that have demonstrated a positive link between teacher professional development, teaching practices, and student outcomes.

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Part One… Transforming STEM Education from a Noun to a Verb… STEM in all Areas

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the first of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. The first post involves the “why”, and the second post provides 15 ideas for the :how” There are a lot of definitions in regards to STEM education usually in regards to the nouns including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. In fact, STEM action is something all content areas can embrace as they engage students in authentic learning.

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How to Write Your Own STEM Elevator Speech

MiddleWeb

Bridging the gap between “real STEM study" and how school stakeholders may understand it is a doable task for teachers, says expert Anne Jolly. STEM By Design Understanding STEM administrators anne jolly integrated STEM parents pbl policy makers problem solving STEM stakeholders STEM teachers team workShe offers some elevator-speech essentials to get you started (and perhaps avoid that virtual lab that could be in your future).

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4 career connections to help get more girls in STEM

eSchool News

faces a shortage of STEM workers, female STEM workers are particularly underrepresented. But to get girls in STEM, they have to see themselves in the field. Female students aren’t motivated to study STEM in college or pursue STEM careers if their classes or career fields are made up of a sea of white men. No representation means fewer girls in STEM–women make up almost 50 percent of the workforce, but hold less than 25 percent of STEM jobs.

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

eSchool News

This process can happen when studying any subject, not just English language arts. 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. We talk about writing as a product for assessment, a subject where paragraphs and commas are taught, or a skill that one either has developed or lacks.

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5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons (#3 Episode of Season 3)

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. ” The post 5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons (#3 Episode of Season 3) appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools

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Study: Recognition of Abilities Helps Drive Interest In Math, STEM

K-12 Schools - Education News

According to a new study published by Florida International University Professor Zahra Hazari in the journal Child Development, interest and recognition can help increase a student’s enthusiasm for math and their willingness to pursue a career in STEM fields. The study, “Establishing an Explanatory Model for Mathematics Identity,” suggests that an increased interest in the area of math is not something a person is born with , as was previously thought.

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Lesson learned? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education

Leadership Lounge

Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education. An analysis of more than 2,000 college classes in science, technology, engineering and math has found that 55 percent of STEM classroom interactions consisted mostly of conventional lecturing -- a style that prior research has identified as among the least effective at teaching and engaging students. Lesson learned?

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. Similar Findings from Other Studies.

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Got humor? It might be the key to STEM engagement

eSchool News

Real-world relevance and a little dash of humor are two ingredients that might increase STEM engagement and make learning fun for high school students, according to a new survey. on how to increase student interest, understanding, and performance in math and STEM subjects. The study shows that almost 60 percent of responding students want teachers to be more creative in the classroom. Related: How to get students interested in STEM. Featured on eSchool News STEAM STE

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5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. Richard Byrne the author of Free Technology for Teachers has some fantastic professional development courses including a course for history / social studies teachers. 5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons. We’re talking about five free tech tools to try in social studies lessons!

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5 Ways to Prepare Every Student for the STEM Economy

Edsurge

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. Discover how you can increase STEM engagement for your students.

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