It’s no secret there’s a gender disparity in the STEM workforce. According to UNESCO, less than 30% of all the world’s researchers are women, while the STEM workforce has outpaced all other US job growth – growing by over 79% since 1990 (Pew Research Center). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting that some STEM jobs will grow
Long Summer Days = Lots of Choices for Kids While summer is a time of freedom, new experiences, and fun for students, it’s also a time for summer school and camps—both great opportunities to connect with kids and start conversations. The Ask, Listen, Learn resources spark conversations with kids about how underage drinking can impact
Students nowadays are more plugged in than ever to global challenges. Ranging from environmental and health issues to science and tech challenges, students are more invested than ever in helping to create a productive and safe future. According to the Pew Research Center, “technology, in particular, [is responsible] for the rapid evolution of how people communicate
Every couple of years, I share my favorite online tools, like I did in November 2017 and March 2014. In this post, I am going to concentrate on tools to support Creative Commons image usage. I am not specifically going to cover the process of searching for CC images , but how to make sure
I have the students in my Wilkes/Discovery Instructional Masters degree class create a podcast as an assignment. In her reflection on podcasts, one of my student, Meredith Lambert wrote: There is something different about the interaction between creator and consumer with podcasts then with written text. Because you’re hearing a person’s voice it makes it
In this SOS Top Ten list, we showcase instructional strategies that support “Make Sense of Learning,” Phase 4 of McREL International’s six-phase model of learning.
In this SOS Top Ten list, we showcase instructional strategies that support “Engage in Learning,” Phase 3 of McREL International’s six-phase model of learning.
Find out ten popular Spotlight on Strategies to use as professional development tools for educators.
We all have participated in formal professional development days at school. Even if the topic is carried over for several PD sessions, the trainings sometimes leave you with questions or needed follow-up to learn more about the topic. Fear not! You can continue to learn on your own using simple online tools and have access
How often do you provide students with opportunities to solve real world problems? I believe this is one of our most important roles as educators today. You can learn more about my process by reading my prior post The Power of Student Challenges. Every year, 3M and Discovery Education make it easy for me to continue