STEM

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

Devon Webster, 15, foreground, and other Moore Middle School students take research notes at the Georgia Aquarium. The school has benefited under the Innovation Fund set up by the state with federal Race to the Top money that is intended to help scale up promising practices at the district level.
—Joeff Davis for Education Week

Innovation Fund a Standout in Ga.'s Race to Top

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)

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

10/17 06:12 pm | Attending Live Theater Improves Students' Vocabulary and Tolerance, Study Finds | Students who attended a live theater performance showed better knowledge of vocabulary words, more tolerance, and an improved ability to read others' emotions when compared to ...

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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In some districts, the uses of adaptive testing extend beyond assessment, as teachers use test results to modify lessons and stage interventions for students of different abilities.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
A high school junior argues that the widespread use of technology in K-12 classrooms is highly overrated.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
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

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