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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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Resources for Teaching Virtually or in a Hybrid Setting

Sep 9, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Hoffa posted in STEM Curriculum Resources, STEM Education Tools, Professional Development

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When the pandemic descended in the spring and nearly all schools transitioned online, it was very challenging for educators to pivot without any preparation or warning. Now that we are starting the 20-21 school year, many teachers are finding themselves still online or in a hybrid setting. Are you looking for ways to infuse your online classroom with new ideas and resources? The following list should get you headed in the right direction.

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Integrating coding into arts-based classes

Sep 2, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in STEM Education Tools, Science, Math & Computer Science, Technology, Education Technology

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Sometimes it isn’t easy to think of ways to blend technology and the arts in one classroom. However, combining the two can be critical in helping younger students create, communicate, and collaborate, and there are plenty of ideas out there, such as the ones summarized below from STEAM coordinator Ashley Blackwelder, that have worked well for schools to combine these two important subject areas.

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