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Using Project-Based Learning to Develop 21st Century Skills

Using Project-Based Learning to Develop 21st Century Skills

Contributed with Sandy Swartz, M.Ed., Instructional Technology Trainer, St. Tammany Parish Public School System In today’s learning environment, students need more than academic knowledge to thrive in college, careers and beyond. As a result, educators are dually tasked with increasing core subject comprehension and developing 21st-century skills, especially in STEM. Project-based learning (PBL) is designed

6 Simple Resources to Integrate Equity, Access & Cultural Awareness into Student Learning 

Meet Students Where They Are with Versatile Discovery Education Resources  Teaching students the importance of equity, access and culture is more important now than ever.  Empowering young learners with resources that help them better understand and embrace the world around them while encouraging them to take full advantage of versatile learning resources, will be key to helping students re-engage this school year.   Discovery Education offers a number of programs,

Five Easy Activities to Support Project-Based STEM Learning with Resources from Science Fair Central 

As districts around the country begin to consider the specifics of back-to-school, it’s a great time to explore grab-and-go hands-on STEM projects that can be easily assigned to students whether they are in the classroom or learning virtually. Science Fair Central, developed in partnership with The Home Depot, features an entire portfolio of STEM projects to help students learn

Inspire Students to Consider Careers in Mining Innovation with All-New Dig Into Mining Career Resources  

If students can’t see it, they can’t be it! Exposing students to a wide variety of industries and career paths is key to expanding their interest in STEM careers. In partnership with Freeport-McMoRan, Dig Into Mining provides students with a deeper understand of the mining industry overall, and new career profiles give students the opportunity to discover how

Virtual Learning Resources from Ask, Listen, Learn and Discovery Education Spark Important Conversations at Home about the Prevention of Underage Drinking

Digital Tools for Families Grow Students’ Confidence to Say “NO” to Underage Drinking Parents are the leading influence on their kid’s decision to drink – or not to drink – alcohol.  As summer approaches, educators can support parents with a diverse array of digital resources now available from Ask, Listen, Learn and Discovery Education to initiate conversations that help students say “YES” to a healthy lifestyle and “NO” to

Encourage Students to Discover the Infinite Possibilities for Innovation with “The Internet of Things,” a New Virtual Field Trip from Conservation Station – Now Available On-Demand

The Internet of Things refers to a collection of computing devices – such as smart phones and speakers, thermostats and sensors – which are connected to a network to allow for an improved real-time data to better manage two of the most critical resources to humanity: energy and water. This new Virtual Field Trip (VFT) from Conversation Station, developed in partnership

Recognize World Oceans Day with STEM-Focused Digital Resources from Boeing FUTURE U.

Marine biology and human life are inextricably linked, and the oceans may hold the secrets to many of our most pressing issues. In fact, recent research finds that even COVID-19 solutions may be underneath the ocean’s surface: according to one recent study bacteria found deep in the sea may be helpful in detecting the Coronavirus. The important

Financial Literacy Counts – Now More Than Ever

Read below as guest blogger Amy Erb, a STEAM teacher at Stallings Elementary in Stallings, NC, highlights her favorite resources from Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids!   Money is all around us – earning, saving, spending, and donating – but most of our kids don’t know what the term ‘financial literacy’ even means. While the skills to make smart money decisions often take years to become

Explore Virtual Professional Development Resources and Master the Art of Computational Teaching

Pete Delgado, Jenna Rosienski and Emy Aultman are all teachers with something in common – they recognize the positive impact of integrating computational thinking into their everyday cross-curricular lessons. Using resources from Ignite My Future in School, a program developed in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services to transform the way students across America learn through computational thinking, these educators have cracked the code and now they are sharing their learnings

Level-Up Summer Learning for Students and Teachers with Hands-On STEM Activities and Professional Development Resources from Siemens STEM Day

As summer approaches, many families are in search of supplemental virtual resources to support continued learning over the summer. Likewise, many educators are faced with the need to adjust their professional development plans for the summer to more virtual experiences.  Siemens STEM Day, developed in partnership with The Siemens Foundation, can help with both! An

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