Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction

Author: Pamela Truesdell
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416619054
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A straightforward look at how to begin addressing the "E" in STEM instruction in a way that's engaging, motivating, and linked to key content, standards, and 21st century skills.

STEM Lesson Essentials Grades 3 8

Author: Jo Anne Vasquez
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325043586
Format: PDF, Docs
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"STEM Lesson Essentials moves beyond the rhetoric and provides knowledge, tools, models, and examples that make STEM a reality of teaching and learning in classrooms." -Rodger Bybee, Executive Director (Retired), Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Want to know how to implement authentic STEM teaching and learning into your classroom? STEM Lesson Essentials provides all the tools and strategies you'll need to design integrated, interdisciplinary STEM lessons and units that are relevant and exciting to your students. With clear definitions of both STEM and STEM literacy, the authors argue that STEM in itself is not a curriculum, but rather a way of organizing and delivering instruction by weaving the four disciplines together in intentional ways. Rather than adding two new subjects to the curriculum, the engineering and technology practices can instead be blended into existing math and science lessons in ways that engage students and help them master 21st century skills. STEM Lesson Essentials shows teachers how to begin the STEM integration journey with: five guiding principles for effective STEM instruction classroom examples of what these principles look like in action sample activities that put all four STEM fields into practice lesson planning templates for STEM units. Explicit connections are made among the STEM practices, including the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice and the Framework for K-12 Science Education, helping you easily recognize ways in which STEM lessons can engage students in multiple standards at the same time. With ideas that are practical and achievable in any classroom, STEM Lesson Essentials will give you the confidence and knowledge to weave engineering and technology concepts into your math and science curriculum. STEM teaching doesn't have to be hard. You just have to get started. Try it out with STEM Lesson Essentials, and watch student understanding, achievement, and motivation soar. Save with bundles! Purchase 15 copies and get 15% off with a Book Study Bundle.

Successful K 12 STEM Education

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309213002
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are cultural achievements that reflect our humanity, power our economy, and constitute fundamental aspects of our lives as citizens, consumers, parents, and members of the workforce. Providing all students with access to quality education in the STEM disciplines is important to our nation's competitiveness. However, it is challenging to identify the most successful schools and approaches in the STEM disciplines because success is defined in many ways and can occur in many different types of schools and settings. In addition, it is difficult to determine whether the success of a school's students is caused by actions the school takes or simply related to the population of students in the school. Successful K-12 STEM Education defines a framework for understanding "success" in K-12 STEM education. The book focuses its analysis on the science and mathematics parts of STEM and outlines criteria for identifying effective STEM schools and programs. Because a school's success should be defined by and measured relative to its goals, the book identifies three important goals that share certain elements, including learning STEM content and practices, developing positive dispositions toward STEM, and preparing students to be lifelong learners. A successful STEM program would increase the number of students who ultimately pursue advanced degrees and careers in STEM fields, enhance the STEM-capable workforce, and boost STEM literacy for all students. It is also critical to broaden the participation of women and minorities in STEM fields. Successful K-12 STEM Education examines the vast landscape of K-12 STEM education by considering different school models, highlighting research on effective STEM education practices, and identifying some conditions that promote and limit school- and student-level success in STEM. The book also looks at where further work is needed to develop appropriate data sources. The book will serve as a guide to policy makers; decision makers at the school and district levels; local, state, and federal government agencies; curriculum developers; educators; and parent and education advocacy groups.

Engineering in Elementary STEM Education

Author: Christine M. Cunningham
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807776718
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This comprehensive introduction will help elementary educators integrate engineering into their classroom, school, or district in age-appropriate, inclusive, and engaging ways. Building on the work of a Museum of Science team that has spent 15 years developing elementary engineering curricula, this book outlines how engineering can be integrated into a broader STEM curriculum, details its pedagogical benefits to students, and includes classroom examples to help educators tailor instruction to engage diverse students. Featuring vignettes, case studies, videos, research results, and assessments, this resource will help readers visualize high-quality elementary engineering and understand the theoretical principles in context. Book Features: Frameworks to help teachers create curricula and structure activities.A focus on engaging the diversity of learners in today’s classrooms.Experiences from the nation’s leading elementary education curriculum that has reached 13.3 million children and 165,000 educators. “Wondering how to infuse engineering into your teaching and curriculum? Here’s the book for you!” —From the Foreword by Richard A. Duschl, Penn State University “Schools or districts looking to introduce engineering in ways that enhance science and mathematics learning can use the inclusive teaching strategies in this book.” —Linda Curtis-Bey, executive director of STEM, NYC Department of Education “Dr. Cunningham lays out an innovative and achievable vision for elementary school engineering that engages all students.” —Heidi Carlone, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

STEM the Tide

Author: David E. Drew
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421403412
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Accessible, engaging, and hard hitting, STEM the Tide is a clarion call to policymakers, administrators, educators, and everyone else concerned about students’ participation in the STEM fields and America’s competitive global position.

Effective Instruction for STEM Disciplines

Author: Edward J. Mastascusa
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470474459
Format: PDF
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Praise for Effective Instruction for STEM Disciplines "The world of today's learners is a multimode,information-intensive universe of interactive bursts and virtualexchanges, yet our teaching methods retain the outdatedcharacteristics of last generation's study-and-drill approach. Newpedagogical methods, detailed and justified in this groundbreakingwork, are essential to prepare students to confront the concerns ofthe future. The book challenges our traditional assumptions andinforms the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics(STEM) community of the latest research on how the brain learns andretains information, how enhanced student engagement with subjectmaterial and its context is essential to deep learning, and how touse this knowledge to structure STEM education approaches thatwork."—David V. Kerns, Jr., Franklin and Mary OlinDistinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, andfounding provost, Olin College "Every STEM faculty member should have this book. It provides ahandy introduction to the 'why and how' of engaging students in thelearning process."—David Voltmer, professor emeritus,Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and American Society forEngineering Education Fellow "The poor quality of math and science education and the shortageof well-qualified graduates are acknowledged almost daily in theU.S. press. Here the authors provide much-needed insights foreducators seeking to improve the quality of STEM education as wellas to better prepare students to solve the problems they willconfront in our increasingly technology-driven world."—KeithBuffinton, interim dean of engineering, Bucknell University

From STEM to STEAM

Author: David A. Sousa
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506336760
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Weave arts activities to STEM instruction, and STEAM ahead to academic success Arts activities enhance the skills critical for achieving STEM success, but how do busy STEM educators integrate the arts into sometimes inflexible STEM curriculum? This new edition of From STEM to STEAM explores emerging research to detail the way. It includes: Classroom-tested strategies, including sample K-12 lessons plans and planning templates. Tools for building a professional development program designed to helps arts and STEM teachers collaborate to create STEAM lessons. Sample planning frameworks for transitioning schools from STEM to STEAM. The main objective of both art and science is discovery. Lead your students to make that connection and STEAM ahead to academic success!

STEM Leadership

Author: Traci Buckner
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416620923
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This practical, hands-on guide shows K-12 school leaders how to support STEM programs that excite students and teachers—even if the leader is not an expert in science, technology, engineering, or math. Buckner and Boyd explore ideas for fostering equitable access to rich and rigorous learning experiences, acting as instructional leaders, and building community engagement and partnerships. You’ll get advice on creating a structure to help teachers examine, discuss, and improve students' learning experiences. And you’ll learn how to support teachers in designing challenging lessons that foster students' curiosity and ingenuity in working on real-world problems. Finally, you’ll learn ways you can effectively tap into the wealth of resources in your community to help achieve your STEM vision.

The Everything STEM Handbook

Author: Rihab Sawah
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440589801
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Projects and experiments to inspire and challenge your kids! The STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) are top education priorities in the United States--and they are growing fields with a high demand for jobs. If you want to make sure your children are prepared for the future in these fields, here's how you can help: Make it fun! Expose them to hands-on, real-world, and fun activities so they'll become engaged, motivated, and successful students later on. Look inside for ideas and activities to stimulate your child's interest in these fascinating subjects, including: Racing juice cans Setting up a circuit Observing potato osmosis Building a mousetrap race car Creating a Cartesian treasure map Going on a geometry scavenger hunt Building a bridge Exploring food chemistry With easy-to-understand examples, problem-solving tips, and hands-on projects your family can create together, this guide gives you the tools you need to help your kids excel and foster a lifetime love of learning.

Teaching and Learning STEM

Author: Richard M. Felder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118925823
Format: PDF, ePub
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Rethink traditional teaching methods to improve student learning and retention in STEM Educational research has repeatedly shown that compared to traditional teacher-centered instruction, certain learner-centered methods lead to improved learning outcomes, greater development of critical high-level skills, and increased retention in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Teaching and Learning STEM presents a trove of practical research-based strategies for designing and teaching courses and assessing students' learning. The book draws on the authors' extensive backgrounds and decades of experience in STEM education and faculty development. Its engaging and well-illustrated descriptions will equip you to implement the strategies in your courses and to deal effectively with problems (including student resistance) that might occur in the implementation. The book will help you: Plan and conduct class sessions in which students are actively engaged, no matter how large the class is Make good use of technology in face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses and flipped classrooms Assess how well students are acquiring the knowledge, skills, and conceptual understanding the course is designed to teach Help students develop expert problem-solving skills and skills in communication, creative thinking, critical thinking, high-performance teamwork, and self-directed learning Meet the learning needs of STEM students with a broad diversity of attributes and backgrounds The strategies presented in Teaching and Learning STEM don't require revolutionary time-intensive changes in your teaching, but rather a gradual integration of traditional and new methods. The result will be continual improvement in your teaching and your students' learning.