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5 edtech grants that can help you in 2019 - 2020

Sep 9, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Sara Siener posted in STEM Grants and Funding

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Are you looking to add technological materials and supplies to your school in 2019-2020?

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How to Participate in Robotics Competitions

Sep 2, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in Robotics, STEM Extracurricular Activities

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Participating in a robotics competition can be a very rewarding endeavor for students of all ages. Not only is it a great experience that they’ll fondly look back on, but it also provides them an opportunity to practice skills such as working with a team, programming, and problem solving.

Before students can start building their robots and competing against other students, they first need to find a competition, look for a team, and contact coaches!

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9 Step Guide to Handling Curriculum Evaluation

Aug 26, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Sara Siener posted in STEM Curriculum Resources

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Implementing a new curriculum into your school is an exciting process, one where you observe changes being made to fossilized teaching strategies. Here, your school is finally able to observe how years of teamwork and planning will impact your educators and students.

Out with the old and in with the new!

You want this change to mean a job-well-done, allowing your team of educators and other professionals who created this curriculum to see achievement in their school.

But what happens after you close the book on this new curriculum and everything that you have planned these last two to three years is not turning out as you had hoped.

Rather, instruction becomes monotonous as you observe your colleagues and students lose their engagement in their classes.

Now you are left to wonder, what went wrong?

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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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