STEM

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

West Ridge Elementary School teacher Sherry Perazic, at center, discusses a pendulum display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago with students, from left, Aun Mohammad, 11, Antonio Jones, 12, Dzeneta Aslani, 11, Ethan Cloud, 12, and Muhammad Khan, 12.
—Alyssa L. Schukar for Education Week

Museums Step Up as Resource for New Science Standards

Science centers and museums are looking to help educators adapt to the vision for instruction reflected by the Next Generation Science Standards. (April 11, 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

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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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The state is providing grants to help schools try out new approaches to college readiness and STEM instruction, and to broaden the pipeline for high-quality educators.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
Results from the first administration of the national exam, which is focused on assessing problem-solving skills, will arrive in 2016.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Science centers and museums are looking to help educators adapt to the vision for instruction reflected by the Next Generation Science Standards.
April 11, 2014 - Education Week
The regional coalitions bring together K-12 schools, universities, businesses, museums, and others to catalyze and better connect STEM education efforts in local communities.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
Teacher "externships," a STEM academy, and an emphasis on solving real-world problems are part of a comprehensive STEM initiative in the Clarksville-Montgomery County district.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
The state's STEM school is expanding its influence beyond campus with outreach initiatives, including after-school, summer, and professional-development programs.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
Creating a national network of teachers with subject-matter expertise encourages them to commit to the profession and embrace leadership roles, writes Nicole Gillespie.
February 4, 2014 - Education Week
New research suggests that teaching students to argue, question, and communicate in the lab like real scientists can deepen their understanding of scientific concepts.
October 8, 2013 - Education Week
Federal research agencies show increased interest in this field, which brings researchers together with education practitioners to try out new interventions quickly in a variety of environments.
October 1, 2013 - Education Week
The state aims to provide more clarity on what attributes such schools should possess, from an integrated curriculum for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, to partnerships with local industry.
September 10, 2013 - Education Week

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