Tag Archives: STEM

Adding More STEM to the School Day

Schools seeking to enhance students’ learning of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are adopting in-school STEM enrichment programs that reach student populations in need of additional learning opportunities, connect students with scientists, and/or provide more challenging curriculum.

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NSTA’s K-12 February 2016 Science Education Journals Online

Looking to take advantage of the creative approaches that STEAM offers students? Want to explain to your students how traits are passed down from one generation to another? Are your students fascinated with nanoscience? The February K–12 journals from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have the answers you need. Written by science teachers for […]

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STEM’s Good Samaritans

To help children with disabilities become more mobile, educators and students participating in a worldwide outreach program called GoBabyGo use their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills to modify electric–powered toy cars the children can operate.

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President Obama Gives Shout Out to Computer Science and STEM in SOTU

In his last State of the Union address on January 12 President Obama called for schools to “offer every student the hands-on computer science and math classes that make them job-ready on day one.” The President also mentioned the newly defunct No Child Left Behind, calling the new education bill (Every Student Succeeds Act) an […]

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eCYBERMISSION Volunteers Help Power Student Innovation

Volunteers for eCYBERMISSION [a web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams] play an integral part in supporting and helping to build students’ interest STEM. During the past competition year, team “Power Up” (a 9th-grade team from Jenks, Oklahoma) sought to use the kinetic energy captured through […]

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Let Your Voice Be Heard–Support STEM Education in Final No Child Left Behind Bill

Hopes mount that Congress will complete reauthorization of No Child Left Behind this fall, establishing the federal funding and programs that will help to define K-12 education for the next several years. House and Senate education leaders and their staff are continuing their work to reconcile the differences in their respective bills (H.R. 5 and […]

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The STEM in Volcanoes

My parents are currently in Hawaii, visiting Maui, Oahu, and the big island, Hawaii itself. They’ve wanted to go for many years, and on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary they decided to do it. I had been to Oahu and the big island about 25 years ago to see my college roommate, who […]

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Support STEM Education in Final No Child Left Behind Legislation

In light of the changing political players (and dynamics) on Capitol Hill, last week 10 education groups—including the American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association, American Association of School Administrators, National Association of Secondary School Principals, Council of Chief State School Officers, Association of School Business Officials International, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National […]

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Meeting the Demand for Future STEM Teachers

The University of Virginia (U.Va.) made headlines in August when it announced its new five-year, undergraduate dual-degree program that will allow students to earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in teaching. U.Va. joins other universities around the country in offering these programs to meet the demand for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers.

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The “E” in STEM

Teaching a “STEM” class or curriculum means addressing each letter in the acronym. In a rigorous STEM curriculum, those four areas of teaching and student learning—Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics—will be observable every day. Technology The technology piece may be the easiest to incorporate because the technologies for writing and drawing have been staples in […]

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