Have you set your reading goals for 2021? There are plenty of great options for STEM educators looking for new strategies and tips! Here are a few of our favorite STEM-focused professional development books.
Design spaces, makerspaces, and learning labs are becoming increasingly popular in libraries, schools, and community centers. These spaces create opportunities for students and community members to tinker with new technologies and engage with hands-on STEM activities. Makerspaces are constantly evolving and have changed a lot from the first modern makerspaces that were introduced in the early 2000s.
Career and technical education programs play a critical role in schools. They allow students to gain relevant career skills and create access to new career paths directly out of school. What students glean from CTE, though, is dependent on the strength of the program itself, and COVID-19 has taken its toll on many programs due to restricted space and limited equipment. According to an interview in District Administration with architect Tyler Whitehead, there are many ways educators can reimagine these spaces and help them thrive — even during a pandemic.
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.