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Teaching STEM and STEAM in the 21st century with some PBL thrown in.
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The 'maker movement' creates D.I.Y. revolution

The 'maker movement' creates D.I.Y. revolution | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
The ‘maker movement’ is heralded as a new industrial revolution – combining the spirit of the old shop class with modern tech in community 'Do It Yourself' spaces.
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Are You STEM-Ready This Year? | MiddleWeb

Are You STEM-Ready This Year? | MiddleWeb | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
We want our students to be better prepared in math and science. And what about art, math, history, language arts, and other subjects? ... Arts or another subject added to the STEM program. • A STEM specialty school.
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Nice summary from the NSTA blog.

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No Ivory Tower, Students At Elite Public School Will Get Their Hands Dirty - WEKU

No Ivory Tower, Students At Elite Public School Will Get Their Hands Dirty - WEKU | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
No Ivory Tower, Students At Elite Public School Will Get Their Hands Dirty
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Fayette County's STEAM Academy opens its doors to students at a rejuvenated downtown school once home to Johnson Elementary.
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New school.

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Academics gain steam from grant - The Dailystar-journal

Academics gain steam from grant - The Dailystar-journal | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
Academics gain steam from grant
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District officials applied for the grant using a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math focus.
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Another new program.

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fuseconference | Speakers and Facilitators

fuseconference | Speakers and Facilitators | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
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A place we could look to for PD.

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Creating Learning Spaces for a New Age of Discovery

Creating Learning Spaces for a New Age of Discovery | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
School environments should fulfill a student's need to feel engaged intellectually and emotionally in the learning process, Jim Childress writes.
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Spaces for learning--- like the MS learning commons

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Can MOOCs Solve the STEM Problem?

Can MOOCs Solve the STEM Problem? | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
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Better suited to STEM than traditional classrooms?  Does that really make it STEM?

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Girls engineering a change in perception | SeacoastOnline.com

Girls engineering a change in perception | SeacoastOnline.com | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
STRATHAM — A group of girls were trying to get their submarines to hover in a tank of water. The goal of the exercise was to get a miniature submarine model to "flink," which means to neither float nor sink.
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Conference for girls.

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Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education: A Nation Advancing?

Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education: A Nation Advancing? | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
Following a 2011 report by the National Research Council (NRC) on successful K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Congress asked the National Science Foundation to identify methods for tracking progress toward...
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NRC final doc with NSTA about STEM education.  Started in 2011.

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The Ultimate Education Reform: Messy Learning & Problem Solving

The Ultimate Education Reform: Messy Learning & Problem Solving | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
If we can teach kids to solve messy problems before they graduate, they might have better luck solving messy problems when they start running the world, says Tim Holt.
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Solving life's messy problems needs to come to school.

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To Attract More Girls to STEM, Bring More Storytelling to Science | Budding Scientist, Scientific American Blog Network

To Attract More Girls to STEM, Bring More Storytelling to Science | Budding Scientist, Scientific American Blog Network | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
Guest Post by Jonathan Olsen and Sarah Gross, teachers at High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey

Women and girls are historically underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, ...
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Integrate art and science.

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How to Save Science: Education, the Gender Gap, and the Next Generation of Creative Thinkers

How to Save Science: Education, the Gender Gap, and the Next Generation of Creative Thinkers | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
"The skills of the 21st century need us to create scholars who can link the unlinkable."

"What is crucial is not that technical ability,
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First global study confirms widely held practices on science, math ...

First global study confirms widely held practices on science, math ... | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
... now there's data to back that up. A new study released today by the IEA and the TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College examines what makes up 'cultural educational excellence' while quantifying ...
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Theatre Arts Education Programs Create Innovative Thinkers and Workers - Huffington Post

Theatre Arts Education Programs Create Innovative Thinkers and Workers - Huffington Post | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
Theatre Arts Education Programs Create Innovative Thinkers and Workers Huffington Post Finally, while companies are rallying around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), they have yet to fully grasp where the arts contribute to...
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Nice summary from the excellent NSTA blog.

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People not puppets – ensuring Gamification adds real value to customer relationships

People not puppets – ensuring Gamification adds real value to customer relationships | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
Gamification is growing fast in its use across a wide spectrum of industries even though it is not, technically, a new idea; game mechanics have been used in training and technical learning for years and there are aspects of Gamification in most...
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From a marketing perspective: what makes a game work?

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Five Reasons Why Your Child Won't Be a Scientist (and What You Can Do About It)

Five Reasons Why Your Child Won't Be a Scientist (and What You Can Do About It) | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
Unfortunately in too many cases, children who are "doing well" in science are memorizing, not thinking critically, and end up being successful with grades, but unprepared for college level science.
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Christopher Emdin:  challenge for hands on, relevant, not memory based, STEM

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Meet the Makers: Can a DIY movement revolutionize how we learn? - The Digital Shift

Meet the Makers: Can a DIY movement revolutionize how we learn? - The Digital Shift | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
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Maker Faire at PDS in Sprng 2014!

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5 Ways Schools Are Already Using 3D Printing - Edudemic

5 Ways Schools Are Already Using 3D Printing - Edudemic | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
We've already looked at MOOCs, tablet computing, gamification, and learning analytics. For the first part of the 'third horizon', (or entering mainstream use in four to five years), 3D printing tops the list.
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Entering the maistream soon, not just at the higher ed level.

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Teachers Gear Up for Science Standards

Teachers Gear Up for Science Standards | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
Even though only one state has adopted the standards, some teachers have already scrapped old lessons and instructional styles to embrace new ones.
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Even without adoption, the NGSS will influence classrooms.

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Teachers Materials Camps | ASM Materials Education Foundation

Teachers Materials Camps | ASM Materials Education Foundation | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
ASM Materials Camp Teachers Camps are thought provoking, idea generating workshops. Learn how to make core science principles more relevant to your students. Teachers Camps make teaching science and math more fun for little or no cost.
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Prof Development 

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Save our science: How to inspire a new generation of scientists ...

Save our science: How to inspire a new generation of scientists ... | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
The way to do this is to improve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Sadly, the kind of expansive thinking, problem solving and curiosity that is inspired by good STEM teaching is taught out of kids ...
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Make it fun.  OK.

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HP Catalyst Initiative Offers Free Online Professional Development Courses for STEMx Educators -- THE Journal

HP Catalyst Initiative Offers Free Online Professional Development Courses for STEMx Educators -- THE Journal | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
The International Society for Technology in Education, the New Media Consortium, and HP have created a free, online professional development initiative designed to help educators around the world teach STEMx subjects.
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Free on-line courses for teachers.

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Science of Innovation

Science of Innovation | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
NBC Learn is the educational arm of NBC News dedicated to providing resources for students, teachers and lifelong learners.
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For engineering inspiration.

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To Attract More Girls to STEM, Bring More Storytelling to Science | Budding Scientist, Scientific American Blog Network

To Attract More Girls to STEM, Bring More Storytelling to Science | Budding Scientist, Scientific American Blog Network | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
Guest Post by Jonathan Olsen and Sarah Gross, teachers at High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey

Women and girls are historically underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, ...
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Stories and collaboration.

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