How to Build an Equitable Learning Community in your Science Classroom

On June 15, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , With No Comments

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

On June 8, 2018, Posted by , In Events,Resources, By , , With No Comments

Attend this webinar on Thursday, June 14 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM  View here: https://meeting.anymeeting.com/839-366-695?rslt=8067d5a3-beae-4aee-90cf-2f65a3584b6c  

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

On May 30, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines,Resources, By ,, , With No Comments

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

On May 29, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines,Resources, By , With No Comments

  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

On May 21, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , With No Comments

  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…

Breakthrough Challenge 2018 is Open for Submissions

On May 17, 2018, Posted by , In Events,Headlines, By , , With No Comments

  Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual, global competition for students, designed to inspire creative thinking about science. Students, ages 13 to 18, from countries across the globe are invited to create and submit an original video, no more than 3 minutes in length, that brings to life a concept…

Apply for BODYMODELS

On May 16, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , With No Comments

BODYMODELS: Biomechanics to Offer Diverse Young Minds Opportunities to Develop, Explore, and Learn STEM BODYMODELS is an NSF-funded project that will provide professional development to elementary school teachers in the form of a summer three-week session, with six Saturday morning professional development meetings throughout the academic year. Participants will be…

This Mission-Driven Business Helps Millions Of Students Learn STEM Skills

On May 15, 2018, Posted by , In Headlines,Resources, By ,, , With No Comments

Image: Project Lead the Way CEO, Vince Bertram By: Devin Thorpe, Contributor Vince Bertram, 50, CEO of Project Lead the Way, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides STEM education, curriculum and training to schools, districts and teachers for millions of students across the country, says operating as a mission-driven business is key…

An Innovative Approach to Bring Comfort and Relaxation into the Classroom

On April 13, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , With No Comments

Image: (JOHN P. CLEARY/THE HERALD-BULLETIN/AP) Makeover Propels Math Classroom Into the Future ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Working on an absolute maximum problem, Anderson High School junior Jai Jackson writes 4x-7=0 on the dry-erase table as seniors Siraj Elbey and Marissa Merritt wait. Welcome to the classroom of the future, where students can work…

This Startup is Looking to Address the College Dropout Rate

On April 13, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, By , With No Comments

Image: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh20W2uXHCc Nearly half of all US college students drop out. This startup wants to fix that Last October, Bill Gates weighed-in on America’s alarmingly high college drop-out rate in a video he posted on his blog: “The U.S. has the highest college dropout rate. We’re number one in terms of the…