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The desired long-term impact of STEM: Grow skills and boost the local economy

Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics. Just hearing these words individually can cause concern in many students. However, bring the subjects together under the STEM umbrella, and stude... Read More...

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STEM: Do we need another acronym?

I love acronyms. TESOL, OT, PTA, SPED, AP, ELL, SEI, RTI and the list goes on. As a teacher, my love for acronyms may be rooted in a deep desire to help make things easy to remember, simple to u... Read More...

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HELPING STUDENTS EXCEL IN MATH MAY REQUIRE HELPING MOM

Parents around the country say the math their children are bringing looks vastly different from what they themselves learned as students, but they are starting to see the benefits. In Freeport, ... Read More...

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Purchasing Instructional Materials WHAT YOU CHOOSE AND HOW YOU CHOOSE MATTERS

Purchasing Quality Instructional Materials Selecting the right curriculum is a high-stakes, legacy decision. Some districts adopt as often as every few years while others wait decades before m... Read More...

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AMAZON OR GOOGLE Might Know More About Your Students Than You Do

It’s amazing what digital tools can learn about us by simply watching what we do —whether that is shopping for books or music on Amazon, searching Expedia for hotel rooms or checking out at the local... Read More...

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How do we get more highly-qualified STEM teachers?

How do we get more highly-qualified STEM teachers?  Research shows that even for teachers with years of experience, it is important to continually seek more professional development, either in the f... Read More...

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HIGH SCHOOL & UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCES CRUCIAL COMPONENTS OF STEM STUDENT PATHWAYS

Internships, research experiences and science exposure programs are pivotal to student success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Many high school students first affirm their... Read More...

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Game Development as a Career of Tomorrow

When one thinks of game development today as a career field, a typical first image is that of someone who will be sitting at a robust machine kicking out the next Halo, FIFA, Angry Birds or any of th... Read More...

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VISUALIZE SUCCESS IN EARTH SCIENCE WEEK 2015

“Seeing is believing” as the saying goes. But maybe more importantly, seeing is often understanding. In addition to using words and numbers, science teachers often find it useful to communicate ideas... Read More...

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Career Pathways: Bridging the Opportunity Gap Bridging the Opportunity Gap

(This is part one of a two part series.) The Southern Regional Education Board’s Commission on Career and Technical Education (CTE) spent a year grappling with a problem that is not unique to ... Read More...

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CONNECT STUDENTS TO EMPLOYERS

Jobs in the field of information technology are readily available. Indeed, tech is a growth industry in the United States, with employers recently reporting they had more than 850,000 IT job vacancie... Read More...

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Broaden Participation in STEM The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, Jeramie Strickland, a young African American male and wildlife biologist,stood before a group of over 100 diverse high school students at the annual American Geophysical U... Read More...

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SQUEEZING THE FUN AND ENJOYMENT BACK INTO LEARNING

This is Boring As educators, one of our greatest challenges is to make learning relevant and fun. This is particularly true in the earth sciences, an integral part of STEM learning. One activi... Read More...

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From Classroom to Career: TEACHING CREATIVE AND CRITICAL-THINKING SKILLS THROUGH STEM

Colleges and companies want people who have it. Workers overestimate their competency in it. Employers lament that they do not have enough of it in their workforce. What is “it”? Critical and Creati... Read More...

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Including Students in Your School’s Energy Program

With schools nationwide spending nearly $8 billion on energy and with utility bills rising in many areas of the country, districts are understandably alarmed about the costs of literally keeping the ... Read More...

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