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How To Boost Teacher Retention Rate

Dec 30, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Batt posted in Education Technology

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We all want future generations to be taught well. It’s the bread and butter of a high-functioning society. Yet, schools across the country are struggling to keep educators around, with over 8% leaving the profession each year. The need to obtain and retain quality teachers has intensified. 

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Girls Advancing in Tech Literacy

Dec 16, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Batt posted in STEM Careers and CTE, STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM

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The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) assessment is a test aimed to gauge eighth grade students on problem solving, goal achievement, and technological understanding.

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The Holiday Season: STEM Edition

Dec 9, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Batt posted in STEM Learning Methodologies, TechED

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Over the radio each December, Andy Williams can be heard crooning

"it's the mosttt wonderful timee of the year..."

and with the cheery, albeit chilly, atmosphere of the holiday season in full swing, most of us tend to agree. The winter months are a special time to reflect, cuddle up with loved ones, enjoy hot coco, and watch a Hallmark movie or two. This holiday season, don't miss out on the perfect opportunity to add something extra to the list: engage your students and kids with STEM-related holiday activities for a fun, educational experience before the New Year. 

We attached fun lesson plans with these simple experiments below! Just be sure to click on the underlined links πŸŽ…

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Virtual Students Help Teachers Learn To Navigate Difficult Conversations

Nov 11, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Batt posted in Science, Math & Computer Science, Create and Maintain Your Makerspace, STEM Learning Methodologies, Technology, TechED

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As anxiety becomes more prevalent among young people, school's are being prompted to act. Texas educators have begun using an innovative computer program to help train their teachers. In Round Rock ISD, a school district near Austin, the teachers are learning how to approach sensitive conversations by using At-Risk, a digital role-playing program.

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Math: When are you NOT going to use it?

Nov 4, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Batt posted in STEM Careers and CTE, Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, STEM Learning Methodologies

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β€œwhen are we ever going to use this,” they (i.e. every kid ever) whine[s].

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