Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning

The Human Side of Robotics Education

By Deb Ciochina

Robotics education has emerged as one highly visible indicator of the growing student interest in STEM programming in the schoolhouses of Crown Point, Indiana. Currently, Crown Point High School hosts six VEX Robotic teams made up of 38 students who regularly compete at the state, regional...

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Can schemes to inspire tomorrow’s scientists close the poverty attainment gap?

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The “E” in STEM: Explicitly Teaching Engineering

By Elizabeth A. Parry

STEM has emerged as the educational priority of the 21st century, in that it aims to link deeper student learning with real-world connections and critical thinking. Literally, STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Across the educational system, however,...

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Learning in 3D: Making STEM Real

By Brett Reid and Dr. Wylmarie Sykes

My six year-old nephew wakes up on a Saturday morning and plays Lego Star Wars on the Wii. He enters the sprawling 3D world of the game. He flies, drives, walks and jumps through it. He interacts with hundreds of objects. He understands scale, importance and each object’s relationship to each...

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Broadening Students’ Participation in STEM

By Alberto M. Carvalho

The importance of STEM education can be seen in the growing number of STEM-related occupations in the United States and abroad. In fact, in the U.S., 80 percent of the fastest growing jobs depend on a mastery of mathematics and scientific knowledge and skills.

In contrast, interest in...

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