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.

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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. 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.

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Successfully replicating the Meyerhoff STEM scholars program

The Hechinger Report

Freeman Hrabowski, the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, shown in 2010, is a mathematician himself and co-founded the Meyerhoff Scholars Program to advance the achievements of underrepresented minority students in STEM fields.

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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. News STEM

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STEM across Curriculum…. Ten Ideas to Transform STEM from Nouns to Verbs… and Facts to Thinking

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to another STEM related post. There are a lot of ideas floating around in regards to STEM education. 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.

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Ten 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 for a series of helpful STEM posts. I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL and STEM. Quick note for those near Fort Wayne, Indiana: I will be providing a keynote for the STEM 2.0:

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How social studies can help young kids make sense of the world

The Hechinger Report

Teachers and administrators get acquainted at a Border Crossers workshop for educators about discussing race and racism in the classroom. Most states either don’t test social studies, or the social studies test doesn’t really count toward adequate yearly progress.”.

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Ten Engaging Digital Education Sites For Any Social Studies Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I took some time to look over my past posts and decided I needed to provide Social Studies Teachers with some great resources for their classroom. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.

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Connecting STEM, PBL, and Tech Integration… What Would Dewey Think?

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As I deliver workshops across the country I am reminded of how much we need to prepare STEM educators with regards to a process for delivery. After all, STEM (or STEAM) is so much more than content. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations.

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Part 1: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Science

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to another STEM related series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb in the last post. In this series of posts my goal is to provide you with practical resources in each of the STEM areas.

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Part 2: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Technology

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number two in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back, along with the 40 resources geared toward STEM Science in the last pos t.

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STEM for in all Areas…. Ten Ideas to Transform STEM from Nouns to Verbs… and Facts to Thinking

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

There are a lot of ideas floating around in regards to STEM education. 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. STEM in all Areas….

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

Edsurge

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.

Part 3: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Engineering

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number Three in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back, along with the 40 resources geared toward STEM Science and 35 resources geared toward STEM Technology.

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Get inspired by Project Based Learning! 3 Awesome PBL case studies

Neo LMS

The key concept is active learning , which dovetails neatly into today’s topic where I will share with you three incredible Project Based Learning (PBL) case studies, that I hope will inspire you to be more ambitious in designing, developing and implementing PBL in your classroom.

3 takeaways from my STEM PD

eSchool News

We have a duty to learn about the latest advances in our fields of study, so we can pass that knowledge on to our students and implement the most effective methods for teaching modern topics and concepts. recently secured for STEM – High School Chemistry from the U.S.

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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. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?

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This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

Their work is a version of what educators call project-based learning, which means gaining knowledge by solving problems rather than by studying textbooks. Related: An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM.

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Part 2… STEM Resource Series… Over 70 Stemtastic Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second of many posts that will bring you over 70 STEM links. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations.

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Part 7… STEM Resource Series… Over 70 Stemtastic Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the last March post and the seventh in a series of posts that will bring you over 70 STEM links. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations.

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Part 1: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Connecting Project Based Learning (PBL)

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?

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Part 5: STEM, STEAM, Makers: 35 Resources For A Makerspace

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this fifth post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?

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An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM

The Hechinger Report

Tahiv McGee, who graduated from North Star this spring and will attend Pomona College this fall, explains the research study he worked on at Rutgers-Newark. Related: Pathways to jobs of the future opening via summer STEM programs. The next step was adding STEM electives. “We

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Making STEM Equitable With Beautiful Ideas, Affordable Projects and Serious Play

Edsurge

They reflect the days growing up in Seattle, the stint teaching high school biology in the Boston public schools, the work at refugee camps and elsewhere in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Peru, Haiti, Ecuador, and Palestine, and the role teaching both students and teachers at San Francisco’s Mission Science Workshop. This project started at the Mission Science Workshop, and what we were exploring is how you view things that oscillate or repeat.

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Setting, Tension, Explanation, Metaphor: A Storytelling Approach for Early STEM Learning

Edsurge

Working alongside teachers trained in early STEM learning, they can be exploring the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)—and developing the skills they need to prepare for the future. Advocates for early STEM learning are working to change this, but they face significant communications barriers. Research reveals that the public holds a number of problematic beliefs about STEM. Here’s a familiar mnemonic device for this narrative: STEM.

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Lesson Study? There’s an App for That

MindShift

Knowing that improving the quality of math discussion in their classrooms won’t be easy, educators are applying the “lesson study” technique to improve their craft. ’ Tom McDougal, Co-Founder Study Lesson Alliance. Tom McDougal/Lesson Study Alliance).

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The Importance of 3D Printing in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

From desktop printers to professional online services using high-grade printers, 3D technology is becoming a valuable creative tool in many courses of study beyond 3D computer design. Yet 3D printers are a natural choice for instruction in STEM courses. Education reform 3D STEM

How A Stereotype Threat Intervention Can Help Students in STEM Fields

MindShift

Studies have shown that such worry can make women and minorities choke on math exams. They focused on ethnic groups less likely to pursue science and showed, in a recent study, that the program helped these students perform better at school and build mental resilience against future threats.

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How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

MindShift

This story about STEM education was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Independent workshops at the museum can cost as little as $450.

The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

The creations, born in cluttered local workshops and bedroom offices, stir the imaginations of consumers numbed by generic, mass-produced, made-in–China merchandise. ( Focus on STEM and STEAM Education. Focus on STEM and STEAM Education. STEM to STEAM ).

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

One girl brought in books and she said “I know so-and-so is studying this type of animal, so I picked up this book for them.”. They are working once they have some of their work done for reader’s workshop where they are getting on their computers and investigating that way.

Physics is Taught Badly Because Teachers Struggle with Basic Concepts

Digital Promise

Our study contributes to a broader body of research about the importance of teachers’ knowledge for effective learning. Our study is part of a broader research project that examines how technology can be integrated into effective teaching and learning of physics at secondary schools in Mauritius. The study consisted of a pre-test, three training workshops and a test after the workshops. Workshops to Grow Understanding.

Why Science?

Digital Promise

Amid STEM Enthusiasm, Stepping Back to Consider the Broader Purpose of Teaching and Learning Science. As STEM enthusiasm percolates, the teaching of science — its importance, its challenges — isn’t always part of the conversation.

Bridging the Science and Coding Gap

edWeb.net

Understanding the required curricula of content areas such as math, science, and social studies, van Nood sees not only more engagement of students but examples of problem-solving skills like conditional thinking and trial and error that are enriching classroom instructions.

To pay for college, more students are promising a piece of their future to investors

The Hechinger Report

At Purdue, for example, students studying for degrees that usually lead to low-paying fields are saddled with the most burdensome repayment terms. Unlike Purdue, the platform doesn’t stick students in different fields of study with different payment terms. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —

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