Tag Archives: STEM

Experience STEM by the Bay This Summer With NSTA

Guest blog post by Jeffrey LeGrand Douglass The exhibit hall at the 8th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA, is gonna be so LIT that even the rolling fog of San Francisco won’t be able to hide the … Continue reading

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Ed News: How Can We Get More Highly Effective Teachers to Serve as Mentors?

This week in education news, state school board committee approved new science standards for Utah public school students; states are beginning to integrate CTE and STEM-related courses into high school graduation requirements; despite evidence suggesting that high-quality instructional materials increase … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Ed News: Teach STEM Using Laughter, Creative Techniques

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 … Continue reading

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Ed News: Teachers Are Paid Less Than Similar Professionals

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 … Continue reading

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Ed News: Art Can Make Science Easier to Remember

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Ed News: Should Teachers Choose Their Own PD?

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 … Continue reading

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Ed News: Teachers Need More Pay, Not Merit Pay

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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