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Authentic STEM Projects: Learning with a Purpose

Authentic STEM Projects: Learning with a Purpose

Problem-solving is the heart of STEM investigations, but not just any old problem will do.  STEM focuses on authentic projects that fuel students’ curiosity and investigative interests – problems that generate enthusiasm and a sense of empathy as […]

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What is a Crosscutting Concept?

What is a Crosscutting Concept?

Crosscutting concepts are one of the three dimensions of science teaching and learning that are included in the performance expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards. In this post, I will explain crosscutting concepts and share ideas of […]

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11 Characteristics of an Engaging STEM Classroom

11 Characteristics of an Engaging STEM Classroom

If you’re a new STEM teacher you may be wondering: “What should my STEM class look like? What should my students be doing?”  If you’re a veteran STEM teacher perhaps you are asking yourself: “How are my STEM classes coming along? What does an […]

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How to Help Students Thrive in Remote Learning

How to Help Students Thrive in Remote Learning

The past couple of months have been a challenging time in education and the world. For educators, the challenge was making the shift to remote instruction and trying to find the right balance and tools to best meet our students’ needs. The sudden […]

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How to Develop Future-Ready Students

How to Develop Future-Ready Students

We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist … using technologies that haven’t been invented … in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.”

—Richard Riley, former Secretary of Education

This quote from former […]

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Spring Into STEM Learning

By Dr. Jacie Maslyk

 

A group of students gathers outside in a large grassy area.  Their teacher is giving directions and assigning students to teams; launch team, diagnostic team, retrieval team, and evaluation team.

The students have spent several […]

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