Figure It Out: How to Teach Students to Be the Ultimate STEM Problem Solvers
This special report highlights what those approaches look like in action (or should look like) for elementary and secondary students; how curriculum and instructional priorities are changing to make this happen; and why such changes are so important at this moment in time.
The report also features exclusive EdWeek Research Center survey data from teachers, principals, and district leaders.
- Curriculum Want Students to Become Better Problem Solvers? Then Teach Them to Fly Planes and DronesA free, relatively new curriculum that teaches students about the concepts of flying planes and drones is growing quickly nationwide.College & Workforce Readiness Q&A Conquering School Anxiety and Saving Lives: A Courageous Pilot's Message for TeachersTammie Jo Shults put into action a lifetime of learning—in and out of school—when Southwest flight 1380 blew an engine at 32,000 feet.Future of Work What Do Top U.S. Companies Think Schools Could Do Better? We AskedSenior executives from Amazon, Salesforce, Southwest Airlines, and other companies identified problem-solving skills students should learn.Mathematics Ditch Those Math Worksheets. The Case for Teaching Real-World Problem Solving in K-5Connecting math to real-world problems gives students a more sophisticated understanding of how math works.Science These 3 Latina Teachers Are Pushing the Boundaries of Computer Science ClassFrom California to Massachusetts to Puerto Rico, Latina educators are helping expand notions of what counts as "real" computer science.Curriculum Video Problem Solving at the Highest Level: What Teachers and Students Can Learn From Tammie Jo ShultsPilot and author Tammie Jo Shults on the problem-solving lessons in aviation that apply to teaching and learning.Curriculum Video Planes, Drones, and Mathematics: How One Aviation Curriculum Is Opening Doors for StudentsStudents across the country are learning problem-solving skills in a curriculum that prepares them for careers in the aviation industry.Science How to Make AP STEM Classes More Diverse and InclusiveA new report found that cultivating students' sense of belonging helps encourage underrepresented students to enroll in AP STEM courses.Student Well-Being Opinion Can Computer Coding Be Used to Teach Values? This Scholar Thinks SoProfessor Marina Umaschi Bers argues that schools can teach computer coding in ways that develop character and technical skills.Science More Than Half of High Schools Now Offer Computer Science, But Inequities PersistThe percentage of high schools offering computer science courses increased from 35 percent to 51 percent in just three years, new report shows.Classroom Technology Q&A Pandemic Fuels Tech Advances in Schools. Here's What That Looks LikeOne district chief technology officer calculates the pandemic has propelled his school system as many as five years into the future.
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