STEM

The latest news about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in schools, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Interweaving arts and sciences curriculum can build student strengths across subject areas, writes arts education officer John Ceschini.
—Bob Dahm for Education Week

STEM + Art: A Brilliant Combination

Interweaving arts and sciences curriculum can build student strengths across subject areas, writes arts education officer John Ceschini. (December 2, 2014)

Spotlight on STEM

This Spotlight takes a closer look at innovative approaches to STEM teaching and learning in American schools.

Special Collection

Technology Counts 2008
This annual report on ed tech focuses on strengthening U.S. students' preparation in the subjects known by the increasingly familiar shorthand of STEM.

Curriculum Matters Blog

07/29 03:46 pm | Closed Captioning: An 'Undervalued' Method for Reading Improvement? | In a new Education Week commentary piece, public radio reporter Monica Brady-Myerov argues that reading same-language subtitles can boost students' literacy.

On-Demand Webinar

The New Wave of STEM-Focused Schools
This webinar focused on emerging STEM-focused public schools geared toward attracting populations underrepresented in the STEM fields.

PD Webinars

Engaging Girls and Other Underrepresented Populations in STEM
This webinar focused on specific programs and strategies for engaging girls and other underrepresented populations in the process of science.

The STEM Teacher as Project Manager: Leveraging Outside Knowledge and Resources
This webinar focused on how innovative STEM teachers are locating, and integrating, outside materials into their curriculum and instruction.

PD Directory

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
Science
Mathematics

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STEM teaching practice needs to cross into all aspects of education, former teacher and national STEM consultant Jonathan W. Gerlach says.
July 10, 2015 - Teacher
Even within the STEM disciplines, students struggle to apply math concepts in other subjects, according to researchers.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
While statewide adoptions of the Next Generation Science Standards are going slowly, some districts are moving fast to bring the new standards to classrooms.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
A program that enlists middle-of-the-pack students to tutor their struggling peers seems to boost the test scores for both groups.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
February 17, 2015 - Education Week
W.Va. is the second state to have a debate surface over climate-change language in the Next Generation Science Standards for K-12 schools.
January 16, 2015 - Education Week
Even as society rushes to embrace STEM, schools must emphasize the critical importance of also teaching the humanities, Fred Zilian writes.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
Teaching nanoscience could help integrate STEM studies and point students to new careers.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
Interweaving arts and sciences curriculum can build student strengths across subject areas, writes arts education officer John Ceschini.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
As proponents of STEM and STEAM face off, Anne Jolly asks what the role of the arts should be in a STEM curriculum and looks at some options for integrating the two disciplines.
November 18, 2014 - Teacher

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