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When Teaching Students Math, Concepts Matter More Than Process

ED Surge

As a mathematics education researcher, I study how math instruction impacts students' learning, from following standard math procedures to understanding mathematical concepts. Focusing on the latter, conceptual understanding often involves understanding the “why” of a mathematical concept ; it’s the reasoning behind the math rather than the how or the steps it takes to get to an answer.

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World Environment Day: Living Responsibly with Nature

Ask a Tech Teacher

World Environment Day , celebrated annually on June 5th, is designed for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Established in 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly and first held in 1974, it has grown with participation from over 143 countries. Significance World Environment Day serves as a reminder of our collective responsibility to protect and preserve the environment.

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Online Teacher Session: Summer STEM!

All About STEM

Get the Inside Scoop each month – hop online for a snappy-session of STEM inspiration! You can join Joanna at the start of July to hear exciting ideas for summer STEM activities and learn more CREST Awards. CREST projects are great for school, clubs or fun over the holidays!

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Top 6 Instructional Strategies for Math

Accelerate Learning

Effective math strategies deepen students' understanding and enthusiasm for mathematics. These strategies not only boost student engagement but also enhance learning outcomes, providing teachers with the tools to deliver more effective education. In this blog, you will learn: The importance of using proven instructional methods in math. How these techniques can transform the approach to teaching math.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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Latest AI Announcements Mean Another Big Adjustment for Educators

ED Surge

Tech giants Google, Microsoft and OpenAI have unintentionally assigned educators around the world major homework for the summer: Adjusting their assignments and teaching methods to adapt to a fresh batch of AI features that students will enter classrooms with in the fall. Educators at both schools and colleges were already struggling to keep up with ChatGPT and other AI tools during this academic year, but a fresh round of announcements last month by major AI companies may require even greater a

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FREE Amazing Apprenticeships Display Bundle!

All About STEM

Amazing Apprenticeships has released a NEW A-Z of Apprenticeship Attributes and added it to their FREE display bundle! The A-Z of Apprenticeship Attributes poster showcases some of the ways to describe an apprentice. It’s the perfect centrepiece for any display to get learners talking about career pathways.

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Overview of Instructional Materials Review and Approval (IMRA) and House Bill 1605

Accelerate Learning

Confused about IMRA? Learn about Instructional Materials Review and Approval (IMRA) and House Bill 1605 and its impact on educational resources.

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Can Young Mental Health Navigators Ease the Crisis Facing Today's Students?

ED Surge

Young people are struggling with mental health, and for many, the challenges have worsened over the last decade. About one in three high schoolers report persistent feelings of hopelessness and an alarming number say they’ve had thoughts of suicide. Blame it on the pandemic, or climate change. Blame it on hyperpartisan politics, or the ubiquity of social media and smartphones.

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What You Might Have Missed in May–What’s up in June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the past month: Books You’ll Want to Read This Summer Tech Tips to End the School Year AI has potential to upend student testing A Typing Website With a Twist 5 Innovative Tech Projects for High Schoolers How do you teach the hard to teach class? Watch the video. How to Track My Child’s Location 12 Innovative Digital Tools to Engage High School Students May Is Homeschool Awareness Month–Check our Subscriber Special Ethics and the Use of AI in Essays Here’s

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Harnessing The Power Of Math Manipulatives

Mathematics, a subject steeped in abstract concepts, often poses challenges to students, especially those in grades 5-10. But imagine a bridge that transformed this intricate maze into an interactive adventure.

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Celebrate World Ocean Day with CREST!

All About STEM

World Ocean Day takes place on the 8th of June 2022, celebrate with your students with sensational STEM projects from CREST! You can download free CREST and CREST accredited resources that will encourage your children to think about water, health, the environment and our planet.

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5 Insights from Social Scientists for Thriving Learning Communities

Defined Learning

Endlessly fascinated by us humans and what makes us flourish, I’m always looking to leading social scientists for insights and strategies to help us (kids and adults) thrive. Recently, I had a chance to interview amazing thought leaders for my podcast and I’m here to share some of their best wisdom with you!

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The Engineering Design Process vs. The 5E Model

STEM Education Works

Introduction As STEM education becomes increasingly more prevalent, so will the abundance of systematic approaches. What follows is a whirlwind of trial and error; methodologies are piloted, explored, promoted, rejected, etc. Currently, two methodologies have been at the forefront of my own exploration, and these have become the basis for which I design our STEM curriculum: The Engineering Design Process (EDP) and the 5E Instructional Model.

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Tips for Finishing the School Year Mindfully

Middle Web

A week into summer break, teacher Michelle Russell looks back at how she adjusted the last weeks of class to lower her stress and make sure she would face less stress in the fall. Included: imposing order on packing away supplies and making time to check in with kids. The post Tips for Finishing the School Year Mindfully first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Downloadable Design Briefs for an Integrative STEM Curriculum

These easy-to-use design briefs outline student objectives, challenges, and materials needed to complete each 30-minute to 4-hour lesson. ITEEA’s Integrative STEM curriculum, Engineering byDesign, includes many more standards driven hands-on activities just like these!

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The Careers & Enterprise Company: Primary Resources

All About STEM

The Careers & Enterprise Company primary resources are free to download and created by trusted providers and organisations funded to test what works at primary level. The Primary Careers Resources can help to: All resources focus on career-related learning and are age-appropriate.

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MimioPro G Wins Education Hardware Innovation Award

Box Light

In the modern classroom of digital natives, capturing their attention and fostering engagement are key challenges for educators. The MimioPro G interactive display addresses these challenges head-on by seamlessly integrating with an extensive suite of educational tools while offering unique benefits that set it apart from other displays. Its advanced features earned an Education Hardware Innovation Award in the 2024 EdTech Breakthrough Awards Program.

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Turning Bugs into Breakthroughs

CoderZ

“Ms. Bacon, I broke it!” The call came from across the classroom, quickly followed by laughter from the rest of the students. It had become something of an inside joke for the class: breaking the code, making strange things happen with the program, and sharing surprising discoveries with the rest of the class. I couldn’t have been happier. As educators, we want to empower our students to independently explore the world around them, make predictions, test hypotheses, and adjust understandings as

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Marrying Metacognition and Reciprocal Teaching

Middle Web

As new teachers and other educators in schools with many struggling readers search for equitable instructional approaches that will accelerate (not remediate) student learning, metacognition and reciprocal teaching strategies can help, write Sonya Murray and Gwendolyn Turner. The post Marrying Metacognition and Reciprocal Teaching first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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STEM Community: Educators – Free Prize Draw

All About STEM

STEM Learning is celebrating 20 years of advancing STEM education and supporting educators across the UK! “As the UK’s largest provider of STEM education and careers support, STEM Learning has impacted countless teachers, technicians, and students through its high-quality CPD programmes.

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Educational Technology: Innovations Beyond Classroom Walls

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With technological advancements driving change, education now extends beyond traditional classrooms. The post-pandemic world has made integrating technology essential, highlighting the need for innovative teaching methods and tools. This shift has transformed how students and educators interact and learn.

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Horticulture and Sustainable Landscape Design Course Updates for 2024-2025

CTE Learning

Today we are taking a look at our Horticulture and Sustainable Landscape Design course, which we are updating for the 2024-2025 school year. Landscape design and horticulture is a big business and a great STEM career option for students. This industry has always been a place for those who love nature, design, and working outdoors. We are excited to offer students brand-new features that will introduce them to this exciting career pathway.

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Math Explorations to Engage Your Students

Middle Web

As the school year ends, it's easy for students to lose their momentum. One way to help ease students into summer mode, but still sneak in some math review, is to find engaging activities. Kathleen Palmieri shares favorites from Jo Boaler that can also be saved for fall warm-ups. The post Math Explorations to Engage Your Students first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Delivery Partner: IET Faraday Challenge Days!

All About STEM

We are overjoyed to announce that we are an IET regional delivery partner offering IET Faraday® Challenge Days! In 2023, The Institution of Engineering and Technology announced a new model for their IET Faraday® Challenge Days programme, working with regional delivery partners to offer IET Faraday® Challenge Days across the UK.

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Empowering Every Student with Coding Knowledge – Galena Park ISD

CoderZ

When Tiffany Benitez started her school’s STEM and robotics club, four Galena Park Independent School District students signed up for it. She was a teacher at the time, and the group’s size quickly doubled to eight as more students learned about the opportunity. Soon, this district elementary science specialist’s robotics capabilities were maxed out.

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Hands-On Learning: DIY STEM Gifts for Father’s Day

STEM for Kids

Raleigh, North Carolina USA 6/7/2024 As Father’s Day approaches, we’re excited to announce the release of a special resource showcasing STEM-inspired gift ideas to honor the incredible fathers or adults in our lives. In a world where science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) play increasingly vital roles, what better way to celebrate Dad’s ingenuity, intelligence, and love than with gifts that spark curiosity and innovation?

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Centering Love, Justice & Liberation in Schools

Middle Web

In Humans Who Teach, Shamari Reid tells many stories to lift the veil on the weights of expectation placed on teachers, by themselves and society. Reid centers “love in our work as humans who teach,” offering ways to jump-start ourselves if action seems difficult, says Sarah Cooper. The post Centering Love, Justice & Liberation in Schools first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Becoming a Research Placement Provider

All About STEM

Spend part of your summer inspiring the next generation by offering a placement to a student! Research placements enable talented students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds to develop their STEM skills, increase their aspirations and grow their confidence. Students learn more about different career paths, including apprenticeships and higher education.

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How to Choose a STEM Curriculum

Carly and Adam

Choosing the right STEM curriculum for your classroom or school can be a daunting task. With the rise of STEM education, teachers are flooded with countless options, each promising to be the perfect solution. Here are some tips for making sure you select a STEM curriculum that will meet the needs of your teachers and students. Choosing the right STEM curriculum involves careful consideration and evaluation.

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REU-PATHWAYS 2024: Week 1

Northeastern University

The Michael B. Silevitch and Claire J. Duggan Center for STEM Education is pleased to announce that last week we officially welcomed our 2024 cohort of REU-PATHWAYS students to campus! This Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program ( NSF #2150417 ) provides pathways for local community college students to enrich their education and careers by becoming meaningfully involved in research projects hosted at Northeastern University.