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Space Education Allows Students To Dream Big

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We are a few weeks away from the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s historic moon walk. Celebrate the event by engaging your students in projects, lessons, activities and field trips focused on space exploration.

Taking the Guesswork Out of Science

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By: Regina Ahmann. Technology is increasing the accuracy of science experiments and putting the power of data, information, and insights into students’ hands.

Why Math and STEM Education is a Social Justice Issue

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By: Dr. Gina Cherkowski. Emphasis on mathematics as a driver for high-quality STEM and its translation to life is a continued element of learning design. Join Dr. Cherkowski as she unpacks multiple angles to include social justice, equity, assessment of growth and opportunity.

Thinking With Your Hands

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As children think with their hands and represent their thinking through the arts, they can make sense of science, technology and engineering.

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.

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