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STEM Education Resources


Below you can find helpful resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.  If you find a resource you think we should include, please contact Jeff Carpenter with a link to the content.

Websites

Siemen's STEM Academy from Discovery Education provides websites, lesson plans, webinars, blog posts and more for STEM educators.

Change the Equation - A coalition of CEOs that seek to imrprove the teaching and learning of science, technology, engingeering, and mathematics through improving philanthropy, inspiring youth, and advocating change.  Follow Change the Equation on Twitter here.

STEMConnector - sign up via e-mail to the STEM Daily in order to receive updates on the latest developments in STEM teaching and learning.  Follow STEMConntector on Twitter here.

Google Science Fair - This page provides a descripiton of the 2012 Google Science Fair, a "unique opportunity for young people to engage with the scientific community at large," as well as information on how to sign up for the 2013 Google Science Fair.

Mathalicious - Lesson ideas and inspiriation help teachers bring real world problem solving to standards-based instruction in math classrooms.  Follow Mathalicious on Twitter here.

National Science Foundation Classroom Resources - a diverse collection of lessons and web resources for classroom teachers, their students, and students' families.

STEM Education Twitter Feeds

@TeachingSTEM - Teaching STEM allows teachers to share resources for teaching and learning about STEM in the classroom.

@NatSciTeachAssoc - The National Science Teacher's Association is "committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all."

@100Kin10 - "Answering the Nation's STEM Challenge. 100Kin10 is a multi-sector mobilization that responds to the national imperative to train 100,000 excellent STEM teachers."

@camsiemcadams - STEM Director for Washington DC public schools.

@CoolMathGuy - One of the most popular math teachers in the United States shares videos and math-education tweets with his followers.

@GatesEd - The Gates Foundation "seeks to ensure that all students graduate from high school prepared to complete a degree with value in the workplace."

Articles

High-Quality STEM Education for All: It Takes a Village by Idit Harel Caperton This article describes the challenges associated with bringing high-quality STEM education into every classroom and offers some solutions to that problem.

A New Dawn for STEM Education by Representative Barbara Lee (CA) A description of the crisis facing STEM education and a charge to students and teachers to overcome these challenges by collaborating to "fight for bold investment in STEM educaiton.

The Flipped Class: Myths vs. Reality by by Jon Bergmann, Jerry Overmyer and Brett Wilie This article gives a brief overview of what a flipped classroom is and is not.  STEM educators might consider "flipping" their classroom to encourage students to take more responsiblity for their own learning.

Vodcasting and the Flipped Classroom hosted by the Mathematics and Science Teaching Institute at the University of Northern Colorado This site is helpful to STEM educators who are interested in flipping their classroom using vodcasting technology.

Flipping the Classroom Requires More than Video by Kevin Mackice The author of this article describes how "success with a flipped class is a combination of understanding the pedagogical goals and using the technology and method to support them."

STEM Videos

Why STEM?

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A collection of "did you know" facts about STEM.

The New Three R's

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Reading, 'riting, and 'arithmetic might soon be replaced with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The Flipped Classroom

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Aaron Sams described how he transitioned out of a teacher-centered classroom to a student-centered learning environment. Find out more about the flipped classroom here.

STEM Interviews

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It's a good thing we have a little more time to prepare these kids to enter STEM professions.