The STEM Education Blog

Middle School Career Readiness

Feb 10, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Batt posted in Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Tools, STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, Robotics, STEM Extracurricular Activities, Science, Math & Computer Science, STEM Learning Methodologies, Technology, STEMtechnology, TechED, Education Technology

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School districts have begun building STEM career readiness into their elementary level curriculum, yielding impressive results.

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National STEM

Feb 3, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Batt posted in Insider, STEM Careers and CTE, STEM Curriculum Resources, Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, Science, Math & Computer Science, TechED

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With STEM careers on the rise, policymakers and administrators alike are scrambling to discern which young students are prepared for future success, which aren't, and why. 

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8 Key Practices to Follow When Wanting to Maximize Education Technology

Jan 27, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Sara Siener posted in STEM Curriculum Resources, Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, Science, Math & Computer Science, Create and Maintain Your Makerspace

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How confident are you that you are making the most of education technology?

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The Truth Behind Code: What Every Teacher Needs to Know When Paving the Way to Their Students' Futures

Jan 13, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Sara Siener posted in STEM Curriculum Resources, Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Tools, STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, Robotics, STEM Extracurricular Activities, Science, Math & Computer Science, STEM Learning Methodologies, Technology, STEMtechnology, TechED, Education Technology

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Fear Behind Code

You're right. You may not fear it, but the fact remains that many approach the subject with a fixed mindset. "Even if educators recognize the importance of teaching computer science and programming [to] their students, they often face their own internal roadblocks." But they may be unaware of the fact that "teachers from all backgrounds" can instruct computer science.

Already, there are those dedicated to changing the stigma behind coding by encouraging fellow educators to practice using professionally engineered games and coding bots to make computer science enjoyable for both their colleagues and students. Now, "nearly one-third of all U.S. students are learning the curriculum of the future."

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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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