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THE MANY BENEFITS OF STEM EDUCATION

Article | April 6, 2020

If you’re concerned that STEM is taking up too much classroom time, consider this: STEM permeates the curriculum in ways subjects taught in isolation can’t. STEM also teaches the skills students need for success beyond their formal education. Teachers know that they have to take advantage of every minute of instructional time they can get with students. STEM programs, with their integrated lessons, seem to usurp a considerable amount of instructional time. That can lead to arguments about pulling kids away from traditional subjects like science and math.

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How to Bring Classroom Observations into the Digital Age

Article | March 14, 2020

Feedback is a crucial component of teacher professional development. Classroom observations are a standard approach for assessing and improving a teacher’s instructional and classroom-management skills. The observations, whether unannounced or scheduled, typically involve an administrator physically sitting in a classroom and taking notes about a teacher’s performance for later discussion. That process can take days and the administrator’s presence can be distracting. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Elon Musk invites students to hack SpaceX and Tesla ahead of his Hack Club AMA

Article | April 22, 2020

The Hack Club is a group dedicated to helping high school students learn coding “through tinkering and building projects.” The outlet takes place at high schools across the United States, where students work at their own pace to develop problem-solving skills. Eventually, the students work toward developing applications, websites, and games, according to the club’s website.

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Can Online Learning Mitigate Rural Schools’ Biggest Challenges?

Article | February 15, 2020

Online learning may not be new, but its applications in K-12 education aren’t just numerous and wide-ranging. You could say they’re ‘far-flung’ as well. Virtual instruction has been employed over the past decade in a variety of contexts. It’s been used by university educators during natural disasters and in periods of unrest such as the Arab Spring, among other circumstances. It follows suit that in the face of an epidemic, it would prove useful for all levels of education—see China’s latest education experiment since the country’s devastating coronavirus outbreak, where leaders of traditional brick-and-mortar schools are exploring temporary online options.

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