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10 Popular STEM Podcasts for Educators and Professionals

Dec 2, 2020 3:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Hoffa posted in STEM Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM

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Podcasts can be a great way to learn new information while you are grading papers or working on your computer. There are so many out there, though, it can be difficult to choose which ones to listen to! To make it easier, we’ve created a list of 10 interesting and engaging STEM podcasts that are perfect for any STEM educator, professional, or interested listener.

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Teaching STEM with 3D Printing

Nov 25, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Hoffa posted in Education Technology, 3D Printing

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You’ve probably seen 3D printing around the internet, or possibly even in your library or makerspace. Have you thought about how or why you would bring it into your own classroom? Let’s start with some basics.

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Tips for creating successful professional development opportunities

Oct 21, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Hoffa

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As a school leader, it can be difficult to foster engaging professional development among your teachers — especially during e-learning. A District Administration article by second grade teacher Jami Witherell offers a few guidelines for creating strong professional development opportunities, which we’ve summarized below.

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The Million Girls Moonshot Initiative aims to close the STEM gender gap

Oct 14, 2020 1:30:00 PM / by Rebecca Hoffa posted in STEM Grants and Funding, Promoting Interest in STEM

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The Million Girls Moonshot Initiative plans to immerse one million female middle-school students in STEM in the next five years, according to a District Administration article.

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STEM at Home

Sep 16, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Hoffa posted in STEM Curriculum Resources, STEM Education Tools, STEM Learning Methodologies, Professional Development

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Whether you are a teacher facing the challenge of virtual or hybrid instruction, or a parent homeschooling your child, the reality is that remote learning can be difficult. STEM learning can be even more challenging since students may not have equitable access to technologies and devices. In this post, we will focus on ways to incorporate STEM activities at home while maintaining high levels of engagement and learning.

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