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Tips on Customizing a Performance Task

By David Marcillo

Expecting More and Getting It Right

I teach 6th graders in a very low-income area. Some of my students are somewhat familiar with technology, but for the most part, they know nothing of tech they cannot hold in their hands. Even […]

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Augusta County Public Schools, Virginia

Grade: 5
Subjects: ELA and Science 
Goal: To incorporate science, technology, and research skills into my writing class - specifically for my expository writing unit. 
Performance Task: Wildlife Biologist 
Defined STEM Impact: "Throughout […]

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Building a Collaborative STEM Classroom

A high-school math teacher shares tips on building a collaborative high-school STEM classroom at the start of the school year.

By Dr. Roxanne Comegys


Let’s set the stage… It’s the first day back from summer vacation at a high school. The students […]

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Career Relevance in Every Classroom

By David Reese Ed. D.

In the world of standardized tests the content and skills, often called power standards, drive instruction and the focus for learning. This is critically important information for student success on tests and the data […]

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Preparing Students to Thrive in a Modern Workforce

A middle school English teacher explains how she incorporates STEM skills like problem-solving, formulas, and tech into her word-filled classroom.

By Lydia Withrow

With report after report touting the American economy’s need for STEM workers, school […]

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