Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning

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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How Do We Improve Elementary Math Education? It Starts in High School.

By Dr. Linda Griffin

Like me, most middle and high school mathematics teachers are keenly aware of our role in preparing the next generation of STEM professionals—engineers, health care workers, biologists, chemists and statisticians. However, few of us spend much time thinking about how we prepare the most...

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If You Want Better Collaboration Around STEM, Build Infrastructure

By Doannie Tran

The structure for collaboration between STEM teachers already exists at most schools. The most recent Teachers Know Best survey suggests that upwards of 68 percent of teachers have dedicated collaboration time with peers. However, the same data suggests that this time is not well...

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Enhancing K-12 Curriculum with STEM Integration

By Ann W. Linson and Dr. Rebecca Lamon

As the accountability stakes continue to grow for school districts, more and more time is spent on developing students’ language arts and math skills. Knowing that schools and districts who earn high ratings/grades attract more students and positively impact a community’s economic value,...

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