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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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New Year. New You. New Teaching.

Jan 6, 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, STEM Learning Methodologies

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Teaching Practices To Take With You Into The New Year.

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10 Things You Can Do to Maximize Your Culturally Relevant STEM Pedagogy

Dec 2, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Sara Siener posted in Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, STEM Learning Methodologies

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How can a Culturally Relevant STEM Pedagogy be implemented in the classroom? Gloria Ladson-Billings introduces 3 ways—or rather, 3 target criteria teachers can pursue to improve their instruction: academic achievement, cultural competence, and sociopolitical consciousness. Former educator and now team leader, Bárbara Escudero, summarizes Ladson-Billings' "3 fundamental pillars" in an article published on Teach For America

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Implementing a Culturally Relevant Pedagogy—the Future of STEM Education

Nov 25, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Sara Siener posted in Social-Conscious STEM, Promoting Interest in STEM, STEM Learning Methodologies

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Culturally Relevant Education—the Future of STEM Education

Nov 18, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Sara Siener posted in Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Learning Methodologies

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Studies show that it is statistically impossible to say that future generations will be majoritively white ...

The Census Bureau makes a noteworthy finding of a new “minority white” generation by stating, “that, for the first time, minorities outnumber whites nationally for each age under 10” (2018).

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