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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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Industry certifications increase employment opportunities for students

Aug 26, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in STEM Careers and CTE, Promoting Interest in STEM

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Industry certifications enable students to receive the skills that will earn them a high-paying, in-demand job when they graduate from high school, whether it be in manufacturing, finance, technology, culinary arts, health care or another field.

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Using discussions about math to improve student proficiency

Aug 19, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in Promoting Interest in STEM, Science, Math & Computer Science, STEM Learning Methodologies

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On paper, math problems can be confusing and difficult to think through. Because of this, students are now being encouraged to talk about their math thinking. According to this article in Edutopia, math conversations not only make the math problems easier for students to understand, but they also help the instructor better evaluate student progress.

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