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How to Introduce your School to STEM: The 5 Most Important Factors for Success

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STEM helps educators cultivate and build skills with learners that will be necessary as we prepare them for the Future of Work. STEM should be fun, short, collaborative, manageable and visible. Join Kyle Wagner as he unpacks his journey with STEM through a 5 step place to start.

Building a Kinder World: How Maker Education Can Solve Problems and Foster Empathy

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By providing tools and mindsets for real-world problem solving, maker education encourages the development of essential academic skills, creativity, and empathy. Alesha Bishop delivers a powerful blog on the integration of social emotional learning that equips students to invent solutions to the problems they see in the world.

Podcast: AI4K12 Guidelines and Getting Students Passionate about Computer Science

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The Getting Smart team speaks with Dr. Christina Gardner-McCune about getting students passionate about computer science.

T³ Alliance: Developing “Solutionary” Mindsets

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Mindset meets design thinking through project-based learning, resulting in a community coming together to solve real issues. Rebecca shares her instructor training experience with T³ Alliance and their organized collaboration between Upward Bound programs across the nation.

Podcast: Tech Tips, Podcasting and Computer Science with the Tech Squad

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Tom speaks with teacher, David Platt and his students, Kayla and Gabe from Covina High School about their podcast series, Tech Tips With Tech Squad. They discuss the inspiration that led to the development of the series and their mission to provide tech support across the school as well as a platform to discuss technology, events and tips from the lens of a student.

A Refresher Course on the NGSS

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The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are a structured and cohesive three-dimensional approach to science education in the US. This post explores what they are, and how they work.

STEM Projects in Active Learning Spaces at Samueli Academy

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“If they know we care, they respond,” said Anthony Saba, Executive Director at Samueli Academy in Santa Ana. He’s learned that “You can’t have good academics without a strong culture.” A culture of trust, respect, and hard work is evident in every classroom at Samueli Academy.

Training Engineers to Spot Opportunity and Impact

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The KEEN National Conference brings together a diverse group of higher education engineering faculty and leadership to explore how entrepreneurial mindsets can better prepare engineering students for the future of work. Learn more here.

It’s Time to Add AI to Your Robotics Competition

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Most industrial robots are preprogrammed or remotely controlled. That’s starting to change with the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI). Some robots operate autonomously and learn to improve task efficiency. When it comes to elementary and secondary school robotics competitions—few involve real AI. However, as Tom explains, the World Artificial Intelligence Competition for Youth is not like other robotics competitions.

The Importance of Understanding Technology, Coding & Computational Thinking

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To many students, technology is still a black box that requires a tech support person to fix, and according to Jamie Beck, this needs to change.  For students to be successful in the future, they need to become competent and confident with technology—and troubleshooting—in various forms.

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