Last April, at the Scaling STEM Conference, I attended a session focused on the North Carolina Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom program. A number of useful resources were shared (which I will include in another post) but I was most excited about their Book of the Month Club. For just $5.00, they will send you… Continue reading build up your classroom library with some great ag books
We joined in on Discovery Education’s #CelebrateWithDE event this afternoon, in honor of Read Across America Day. The event included a read aloud with Peter H. and Paul A. Reynolds of the awesome FableVision Studios. Peter read and explained the book Going Places during the event. Unfortunately, his twin brother Paul wasn’t able to make… Continue reading read across america day 2016
image via Edutopia ~ click to see the whole infographic At one of the PBL 101 Workshops I helped to facilitate a couple of months ago, a teacher asked me about how to get his female high school students invested in STEM coursework and steer them more towards STEM careers. The elementary level students I… Continue reading engaging teenage girls in STEM
One of the things I love most about Project Based Learning is that a project allows you to address learning objectives in all curricular areas in a meaningful and engaging way – at the same time, rather than in the standard block schedule we are generally asked to adhere to on a typical day. I… Continue reading what a zoo!
I just wrapped a month of teaching at a summer camp that was focused on the Engineering Habits of Mind. Each week-long session gave students an opportunity to engage in a variety of challenges as we introduced them to different areas of engineering. Though we had many boys participating in the camp, we had quite… Continue reading engineering is for girls
Last night I attended a teacher event at the North Carolina Museum of Art. This is the second such event I have attended at the museum and they never disappoint! This one was focused on the connection of visual arts with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and offered hands-on stations where teachers could explore… Continue reading STEAM Makers Fair for Teachers