Donald Elementary Becomes First Texas Elementary School to Earn National Certificate for STEM Excellence from National Institute for STEM Education

Posted by Perry Scopes on Jul 10, 2018 7:24:22 AM

Lewisville ISD’s first STEM academy earns campus certification integrating research and best practices in STEM, 21st century learning, and professional development

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NISE STEM Teacher Certification was an eye-opener for program’s 400th graduate

Posted by Whitney Dove on Jun 20, 2018 8:48:01 AM

 

Gena Schleimer says earning the National Certificate for STEM Teaching has given her more confidence in preparing her students for their futures.
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Top 4 STEM Career Fields (Plus Some You May Have Not Considered)

Posted by Jamie LaGesse on May 23, 2018 10:05:14 AM

As teachers, we often struggle with student buy-in and engagement. We've heard the question many times: "why do I need to learn this?"

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Whitesburg Elementary Becomes First School in Georgia to Earn National Certificate for STEM Excellence from National Institute for STEM Education

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on May 11, 2018 10:48:27 AM

Rural, Title I school in Carroll County earns certification integrating the most recent research and best practices in STEM, 21st century learning, and professional development 

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4 Effective Alternatives to Multiple-Choice Assessments

Posted by Jamie LaGesse on May 10, 2018 9:46:54 AM
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What is STEM? Settling into a Definition that Works

Posted by Jamie LaGesse on May 4, 2018 12:55:18 PM

If you were to ask teachers, parents, or students this question, you would get a wide variety of responses:

"Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math."

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Putting the "T" in STEM on a Shoestring Budget

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on Apr 18, 2018 2:05:37 PM
Putting technology in STEM

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Putting 'School' and 'Real' Worlds on a Collision Course to Maximize Student Learning

Posted by Jamie LaGesse on Apr 5, 2018 8:12:25 AM

Why do I need to learn this? It's a question every teacher has faced at one time or another. So, how do we convince students that what they are doing in the classroom matters? It's simple, really. We stop creating a gap between the "real" world and the "school world." What does that even mean? Which world are we living in if not the real one? Doesn't it make more sense to empower students to see the connections between their learning and the world outside of school?

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How to connect STEM to your Standards

Posted by Amanda James on Aug 28, 2017 12:12:42 PM

Most teachers we talk to agree that their students struggle with critical thinking, problem-solving ability, and reasoning. We also know that many students lack the skills they need to read information, extract important points within the text, and synthesize what they have read (Barrow, 2006).

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Why Do Teacher Actions Matter in STEM Education?

Posted by Amanda James on Aug 3, 2017 9:20:00 AM

Think back to your first year of teaching. Whether you had just graduated from college where you majored in education or had completed an alternative certification program, most people can remember their first year of teaching like it was yesterday. At the end of  your first year, your sense of satisfaction came from surviving all the unexpected trials you encountered. You were required to observe master teachers and take notes on how they ran their classroom. So, what made their classes good?

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