Three Resources to Teach Students the Importance of Water Conservation from Conversation Station 

How do we help students understand the ways they can be more thoughtful when they turn on the tap? Through resources that highlight the many ways that water conservation today can support a brighter future!  Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World is a standards-aligned educational program that promotes energy-water literacy and conservation efforts through technology. Developed in … Read more

What Do Educators Need Now? Computational Thinking

Explore more from our featured blogger and other educators taking computational thinking to the next level in the new Ignite My Future in School Master Class! By Shakirah Thomas, Special Education Case Manager and 8th Grade U.S. History & ELAR at Jackson Intermediate from the Pasadena Independent School District The way we approach problems in … Read more

How a Feedback Tool Improves Both Instruction and Student Outcomes for This Math Teacher

In recent years, the focus in math education has shifted from the traditional priority of answering the problem to one of understanding and articulating the process. This has been accompanied by a growing demand for educators to provide quality feedback in a timely manner. And high school math teacher Krystina Wood might have discovered the … Read more

Here’s How Education and Industry Can Work Together To Close the ‘Skills Gap’

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Posted Feb. 17, 2021

I have been navigating majority (or all) white spaces for a very long time. Whether it was the tracked gifted and talented classes or my…

Posted Feb. 16, 2021

I came across an image on social media the other day and it made me stop and think. In it, two boys—one white and one…

Posted Feb. 17, 2021

On January 6, as my students were learning about the history of trench warfare during World War I, I had no idea that our own…

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‘Fab Your Lab’ with the Siemens STEM Day Possibility Grant Sweepstakes 

The 2021 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes offers five Title I K-12 schools across the United States an opportunity to win a $5,000 STEM grant to purchase supplies and technology for any STEM-related initiative! Teachers and educational professionals are encouraged to enter daily through April 30 for a chance to win.  Presented in partnership with the Siemens Foundation—a leader in advancing STEM workforce development … Read more

Maths anxiety is a global concern

The negative link between maths anxiety and maths achievement is well documented across high-income countries, and new research points to a similar relationship in low-income contexts. This global concern needs to be tackled with early interventions for students, and teacher support. Such actions should reduce maths anxiety and improve maths performance. How often do you … Read more

An Inclusive Curriculum Matters All Year Round

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Posted Feb. 3, 2021

President Joe Biden has certainly kept busy during his first days in the Oval Office. He has issued a call for national unity, doubled down…

Posted Feb. 4, 2021

Whether you support your state’s reopening plans or not, the reality is families locked out of learning for nearly a year are getting fed up.…

Posted Feb. 8, 2021

Although the United States has always had a diverse population, public school curricula are overwhelmingly built around a white, male perspective. Students are learning a…

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Connect STEM Learning to Real-World Experiences with New Resources from the STEM Careers Coalition 

Did you know that offshore oil rigs are decommissioned and sunk to create artificial reefs around the United States?   New “anywhere” activities from the STEM Careers Coalition help educators bring the real-world to life by making the connections between NGSS-aligned curriculum and current scientific innovation.  As a first-of-its-kind STEM initiative, the STEM Careers Coalition is working to address the STEM workforce and inspiration … Read more

How Leveraging Curiosity May Keep Students Engaged From Afar

Faith Bongiorno began her teaching career as an “art-on-the-cart” educator. But that changed one day when her son told her he wanted to participate in FIRSTⓇ LEGOⓇ League, a robotics program created through an alliance betweenFIRSTⓇ (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and LEGOⓇ Education. Curiosity piqued, she presented the program to her … Read more

The Lessons Learned Online That Will Shape Education After the Pandemic

Last year presented many challenges and accelerated a number of shifts that were already underway in K-12 education. Even before the pandemic, broadband and mobile technology was expanding connectivity across the globe, hybrid and virtual classrooms were gaining steam in providing personalized learning to students, and project-based learning was proving to be an effective, engaging … Read more