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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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Everything your school needs to know about CARES Act funding

May 6, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in Education Technology, Professional Development

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act was written into law on March 27 to provide economic assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the provisions set forth by the act, the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, provides $13 billion of funding to K-12 schools to support their response to the coronavirus. However, some confusion remains about how exactly these funds can be spent.

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Online learning requires teachers to make a virtual connection

Apr 8, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in Science, Math & Computer Science, STEM Learning Methodologies, Technology, Education Technology, Professional Development

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The online learning environment provides obstacles for students and teachers alike. Students still need to feel like they have a relationship with their teachers and are in an environment where they can take risks and ask questions, despite being on an online platform, so teachers must adapt to foster this type of environment for their students.

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Maintaining communication across a digital school corporation

Mar 27, 2020 3:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in Technology, Education Technology, Professional Development

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With a flood of information rushing the public daily about the latest updates surrounding COVID-19, it is important that school information reach all members within a school corporation.

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