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What Generation Z Expects from Leadership

Aug 19, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in Social-Conscious STEM

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What defines a good leader varies depending on the lens in which leadership is viewed. For Gen Z, a respected leader exudes characteristics that are just a bit different than what generations of decades past might have expected from their leaders.

An article by Zachary N. Clark Empowerment and Envisioning: Creating Meaningful Generation Z Leadership Experiences, published by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA), goes in depth on this subject. Here are some of the highlights:

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Using Interactive Learning in STEM

Aug 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in STEM Learning Methodologies

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Although the STEM classroom is naturally geared towards hands-on learning, there is always more to learn when it comes to improving your classroom. Interactive learning allows students to engage and participate in the lesson, ask questions, and talk to each other. This is an important teaching tool to utilize in a world where students are often unengaged and forced to learn via lectures and memorizing facts and figures. In this post, we’ll explore some things which can help get you started using interactive learning in your classroom.

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What You Need to Know About the Every Student Succeeds Act

Aug 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in Social-Conscious STEM

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The new education law, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), mandates equality of education among schools, regardless of race, income, location, disability, language, or background, and builds upon already existing educational foundations. Here’s a summary of what the U.S. Department of Education has published about the law. Be sure to check out their full article here.

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Designing a School Makerspace

Jul 22, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in Create and Maintain Your Makerspace

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Makerspaces are becoming more and more popular within schools, providing hands-on experience to students of all disciplines and promoting creative thinking and problem solving. In order for you to maximize the potential of your desired makerspace, it is beneficial to first consider these vital questions while designing the space.

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Challenges of Introducing Technology to the Classroom

Jul 15, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in STEM Education Tools, STEM Learning Methodologies

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Technology is supposed to revolutionize the classroom experience, and it often does. It is a great tool that educators can use to maximize their impact on their students. However, most teachers can remember a time—or several—where technology has not been as compliant as it was designed to be. This post will explore three commonly encountered challenges regarding technology use in the classroom.

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