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Coding Classrooms from Bricklayer

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Photo: Bricklayer Bricklayer has been used in over 80 schools, across 8 school districts, in the Omaha metro area. They provide free teacher training to all teachers because they believe that, empowered teachers empower students! As one of their Bricklayer Instructors, Shanna Mathia, so aptly stated, “Watching students engage so…

Making Tornado in a Glass

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Photo: Rookie Parenting Science A tornado, also called twister or cyclone, is a violent rotating column of air extending between the Earth’s surface and the base of a thunderstorm. This vortex of wind, usually funnel-shaped, can be very destructive. It can destroy large buildings, uproot trees, drive sticks into trees and hurl cars hundreds…

8 Fun Ways To Keep Math Learning Alive Through the Summer

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  Summer is a time for play and rest, family time and adventures. But there’s compelling research to show that kids forget a lot of what they learned during the school year if they don’t have opportunities to continue reading, using their mathematical thinking skills and exploring the world around them. It’s…

Bridging the STEM Skills Gap Involves Both Education and Industry Commitments

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Photo: THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/GETTY IMAGES The workforce of tomorrow requires a strong STEM foundation today. INSIDE SUBARU OF Indiana Automotive, students gather around a scaled-down version of the robotic arms the industry uses to make cars. They watch as it sorts colored blocks on a miniaturized production line, occasionally glancing at the nearby…

Spotlight on STEM Education

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The past few years have seen educators, administrators, and curriculum planners working to get students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects. As the job market for these subjects grows, so too does the interest in preparing K-12 students to study them at a higher level. John Dichiara,…

How to Build an Equitable Learning Community in your Science Classroom

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Photo: STEM Teaching Tools By: Deb Morrison & Phillip Bell What Is The Issue? Equitable classroom communities foster trusting and caring relationships. They make cultural norms explicit in order to reduce the risk of social injuries associated with learning together. Teachers are responsible for disrupting problematic practices and developing science…

STEM-errific Ways to Avoid the Summer Learning Loss

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WATCH: Videos From the 2018 STEM Solutions Workforce of Tomorrow Conference

Missed the conference? Catch up with the videos of the opening keynote speeches. BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT leaders, scientists, technology experts, nonprofit executives and educators convened in Washington, D.C., April 4-6 to discuss the challenges of retaining and retraining workers and preparing students for the so-called new collar economy. Most of that…

Cars Get Students ‘On Track’ for STEM Careers

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  OnTrack program teaches Kentucky students about the technology of Corvettes and other sports cars. BY DON SERGENT, BOWLING Green Daily News BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — It wasn’t the 110-octane fuel or the race car suspension that captured the attention of sixth-grader Finn Alcott at Bowling Green Junior High School. Sure,…

Are We Preparing the Next Generation for Tomorrow’s Global Challenges? New Study Suggests We Have Work to Do

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  From STEM Connector Statistics Show 80 Percent of High School Science Teachers Believe Agri-Science Is Important, but Only 22 Percent Teach It Bayer and National 4-H Council “Science Matters” Initiative Seeks to Boost Education and Interest in Agri-Science RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 20, 2018 (PRNewswire) | As the agriculture and STEM…