Tag Archives: STEM

Ed News: What Do Teachers Really Want from PD?

In this week’s Education News Roundup: May 17 marked the 65th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision; teachers find many climate change instructional materials are simply propaganda; the merits of lesson study; how a decline in birth rates may affect student enrollment and public education; proud to be different in STEM; and […]

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Ed News: Project-Based Learning Boosts Student Engagement, Understanding

This week in education news, the last decade has seen widespread degree inflation; NCSE has developed a series of five climate change lessons for science teachers; new Florida bill requires schools to place a stronger emphasis on vocational and technical training and apprenticeships; Colorado lawmakers consider new education bills that are directed toward attracting and […]

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Ed News: Teach STEM Using Laughter, Creative Techniques

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This week in education news, in several states, retired teachers and other state workers haven’t gotten a cost-of-living adjustment to their pension checks in years; Bill Nye’s new podcast—Science Rules—to launch May 16; U.S. 8th-graders are getting better at applying their knowledge of technology and engineering to real-world challenges; NMSI unveiled new STEM Opportunity Index; […]

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Ed News: Teachers Are Paid Less Than Similar Professionals

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This week in education news, more than 80% of parents in the U.S. support the teaching of climate change; new study provides a window into teachers’ beliefs about grading; Congresswomen Dingell and Brownley introduced legislation to promote education programs focused on climate to improve the public’s understanding of changes; new survey finds that over a […]

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Ed News: Art Can Make Science Easier to Remember

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This week in education news, new California bill could ban animal dissection from schools; using art in science class helped students retain what they learned longer; educators more likely to strike in lowest-paid districts and states; Wyoming State Board of Education reconsidering draft computer science standards; new science tests are rolling out across the country, […]

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Ed News: Here’s The Math That Proves Teachers Are Underpaid

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This week in education news, math that proves teachers are underpaid; how 29 year old Katie Bouman helped to capture the image of a black hole; and how STEM may help you to win next year’s March Madness bracket. That Image Of A Black Hole You Saw Everywhere? Thank This Grad Student for Making It […]

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Ed News: Should Teachers Choose Their Own PD?

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This week in education news, new study finds novice teachers are more likely to end up in schools with fewer veteran co-workers; Wyoming Ed Board disagrees on the direction of the state’s proposed computer science standards; students see more success in K-12 when they tackle STEM concepts in early grades; district leaders say choice in […]

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Ed News: Teachers Need More Pay, Not Merit Pay

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This week in education news, Title IV-A Coalition opposes President Trump’s plan to pull the plug on $1.2 billion block grant; research-practitioner partnerships across the country work to improve the quality of teachers who enter the teaching workforce; Deans for Impact launches new initiative that will focus on better preparing future teachers to incorporate cognitive […]

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STEM, literacy and the young mind

What is the best way to introduce science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through literacy lessons in kindergarten? —Y., New Mexico   To young children education is a single entity—they don’t make distinctions between disciplines until adults get involved! I think teachers of young children can easily capitalize on their innate curiosity and willingness to […]

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Contemporary Instructional Approaches to Promote STEM Learning for English Learners

The release of the report English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives (shortened to “the report” hereafter) (NASEM 2018) is timely, as three emerging forces shape the changing landscape of K–12 science education. First, demographics of the nation’s student population are rapidly changing, including the fast-growing subpopulation of English Learners (ELs). Second, […]

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