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Preparing Learners For STEM Careers

Preparing Learners For STEM Careers

Ask your students what they want to be when they grow up. What might they say? It will likely depend if you teach kindergarten, 7th grade, or 12th grade. Forty years ago, common answers might have included a nurse, a lawyer, a firefighter, or a […]

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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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Professional Learning at PBL Champions Camp

Professional Learning at PBL Champions Camp

Last week was a transformational experience for 26 educators at the inaugural Defined Learning PBL Champ Camp at LutheRanch in Tallapoosa GA. These dedicated and hard-working educators spent a week of their summer being immersed in inspirational […]

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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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