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All Weeks: Promoting STEM Education

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This is a document you can use throughout the course and afterward. Amazing resource for strategic planning! 

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Week 1: K-12 Education Should Include Engineering

Week 1: K-12 Education Should Include Engineering | STEM eCourse Materials | Scoop.it
The introduction of K-12 engineering education has the potential to improve student learning and achievement in science and mathematics, increase awareness about what engineers do and of engineering as a potential career, and boost students'...
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Week 1:  Use this to discover value in STEM education that goes beyond workforce preparation. 

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Week 1: The Why and How of STEM

Week 1: The Why and How of STEM | STEM eCourse Materials | Scoop.it
How to turn science, tech, engineering & math into problem- & project-based activities that simulate real-world R&D? Find the basics & the practice here.
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Week 1 and other weeks.  A discussion of STEM issues filled with great annotated links. 

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Weeks 1 and 3: The Air Force Collaboratory—Search and Rescue 2.0

Welcome to The Air Force Collaboratory's first project -- Search and Rescue 2.0. Visit airforce.com/collaboratory to work with U.S. Air Force scientists to d...
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This is an amazing look at how a STEM project can be conducted with online facilitation. It's really amazing - perhaps something you can use as is, or can use as a model for a program you want to design. 

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Week 2: The finer art of engineering

Week 2: The finer art of engineering | STEM eCourse Materials | Scoop.it
It’s not all about maths. Chris Moss talks to engineers who combine technical skill with aesthetic vision
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Is this the interface between art and engineering?  See what you think!

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Stacie Steinke's comment, October 28, 2013 9:17 PM
The article presents how it can be achieved in corporate settings, but doesn't present how to teach it.
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Week 2: STEM/STEAM - What specific skills does it accomplish?

Week 2: STEM/STEAM - What specific skills does it accomplish? | STEM eCourse Materials | Scoop.it
Continuing on my mission to justify STEM into STEAM, it is important to talk about specifics. What skills does STEAM foster? Young children love to play. They explore their world through building w...
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If you're looking for ideas on STEAM then you'll love this article!

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Week 3: 12 Steps to Great STEM Lessons

Week 3: 12 Steps to Great STEM Lessons | STEM eCourse Materials | Scoop.it

A 12-step process used by teacher teams in Mobile AL to design STEM lessons.

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Take a look at these ideas for STEM lesson-writing to help you with your Week 3 Lesson Outline. 

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What Is Integrated Curriculum?

What Is Integrated Curriculum? | STEM eCourse Materials | Scoop.it
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Great article suggested by Jim Cottrell.  You'll learn from this one, for sure! 

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Week 1: Why STEM Education Is Important

Learn why STEM Education is important."

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Shows examples of students working on STEM problems in school.  GREAT for giving teachers a STEM overview!

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All Weeks: 6 Reasons to Invest in Better STEM Education [#INFOGRAPHIC]

All Weeks: 6 Reasons to Invest in Better STEM Education [#INFOGRAPHIC] | STEM eCourse Materials | Scoop.it
Infographic demonstrates the importance of K–12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics instruction.
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Week 1: A great visual to demonstrate one reason for the strong focus on STEM education. 

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Weeks 1 and 3: Seventh-graders turned amateur cardiologists - Wareham

Weeks 1 and 3: Seventh-graders turned amateur cardiologists - Wareham | STEM eCourse Materials | Scoop.it

For Weeks 1 and 3 in the STEM/STEAM eCourse. Seventh grade students design “clot catchers" in a recent STEM challenge to prevent a blood clot from breaking loose and traveling to the lungs. 

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Week 2: A Camera That Students Build And Use To Document Their Lives Teaches Tech And Art

Week 2: A Camera That Students Build And Use To Document Their Lives Teaches Tech And Art | STEM eCourse Materials | Scoop.it
The Bigshot camera kit allows kids to assemble their own point-and-shoot--learning everything from physics and mechanics to digital color mixing and...
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Is this an example of STEAM? Take a look and get ready to share your ideas Tuesday! 

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Week 2: An Engineer's Playground: Giving STEAM schools the full power of STEM

Week 2: An Engineer's Playground: Giving STEAM schools the full power of STEM | STEM eCourse Materials | Scoop.it
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Another good article on the value of STEAM and how to put the Arts in the driver's seat. 

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Week 3: Anatomy of a STEM Lesson

Week 3: Anatomy of a STEM Lesson | STEM eCourse Materials | Scoop.it

To help readers grasp how engineering principles are integrated into math & science curriculum, check out this anatomy of a real STEM lesson.

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This article walks you through the actual development of a STEM lesson on air bags.  How did it come together?  Use this for information and ideas as you work on your Lesson Outline. 

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Week 3: Six Characteristics of a Great STEM Lesson

Week 3: Six Characteristics of a Great STEM Lesson | STEM eCourse Materials | Scoop.it
Focus on real-world problems. Involve art teachers. Anne Jolly, a former middle school science teacher, breaks down the ideal STEM lesson.
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This may help with the 3rd session of your STEM/STEAM eCourse. 

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