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May 04, 2015

Study: Few STEM Educators View Next Generation Science Standards Negatively

A recent survey of 5,000 K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math teachers and supervisors found that 80 percent of respondents were familiar with the Next Generation Science Standards, and of those, 60 percent held a favorable view of them.

May 01, 2015

What Exactly Is the Maker Movement?

While born of an age-old concept, the "maker movement" officially turns 10 this year.

April 27, 2015

Researchers Look to Identify 'Priority' Vocabulary Words for All Subjects

A new research initiative aims to find the most critical vocabulary needed for reading, mathematics, science, and social studies.

April 24, 2015

Engineering Challenges Promote 21st-Century Skills and Engage Youth

Engaging in engineering activities offer a meaningful way for youth to develop 21st century skills. Included is a list of useful resources that you can implement in your program.

April 24, 2015

Study to Question the Value of Science Fairs

Is holding a middle school science fair a worthwhile endeavor? A team of science educators and researchers is hoping to find out.

April 22, 2015

Report Pushes for New Look at STEM Definition, Training

The National Science Board issues a new report that seeks to broaden the term, "STEM workforce," and also calls for well-rounded STEM education, even in non-STEM fields.

April 19, 2015

Math Teacher Wants Change, Just Not Sure How Much

Are you a science or math teacher who feels like moving away from grades is something you can't do? Check out this interview with Jim Cordery, a math teacher from NJ shared his thoughts with me about grading and challenges he has with #TTOG.

April 17, 2015

U.S. Students Awful at Evaluating Reliability of Online Science Readings

Fewer than 4 percent of students in a new study displayed the skills to effectively evaluate the reliability and credibility of online science information.

April 15, 2015

Video: Next Generation Science Standards: A Vision for K-12 Science Education

In this video, learn more about the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards. You'll see teachers engaging in the types of activities that students might perform in the classroom.

April 02, 2015

When Did Science Education Become STEM?

When exactly did the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math enter the educational lexicon?

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