STEM, the four subjects, are the engine that can move schools and districts from their firmly planted "old school" feet into a dynamic teaching and learning environment that serves the students of this century.
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September 27, 2016
August 09, 2016
Schools are spinning as they push and pull with new ideas, demands, and methods but they are not making forward motion that is future inspired.
August 04, 2016
Even if you never heard of Seymour Papert, as an educator, it is likely he has or will touch your practice and eventually will have been partially responsible for how you change the way teaching and learning is taking place in your schools.
July 19, 2016
Leading a change process is not a singular responsibility. But it goes without saying, the first question has to be "Am I ready to lead a STEM shift?" or "Do I want a STEM shift to be part of my legacy?"
June 23, 2016
Unless school and district leadership take a system-wide view of each change to re-design the possibilities within the system as a whole, with the intent of including all students, a widening achievement gap will result.
May 29, 2016
As we probe diversity in the field of technology, minority involvement and inclusion in leadership seems to be a missing ingredient in the educational uses of and framing of technology in learning.
May 03, 2016
Mending a broken system or incrementally improving an archaic one is not inspirational work. Both demand staying with the original, making little space for creativity. It is innovation that excites workplaces.
April 26, 2016
STEM, now a catchword, when viewed as a reason for shifting the way teaching and learning takes place, includes the arts, the humanities, and yes, physical education.
April 12, 2016
Most schools remain in a teaching and learning format that is frighteningly similar to the one from a century past. So vacancies now present extraordinary opportunities with consequences that may last decades.
February 02, 2016
We have learned that development needs to take place with principals, with both opportunities for "in the trenches" training alongside teachers and to training for assessing the quality of learning teachers are designing and implementing.