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Welcome to DRK-12. August 23, 2016 Led by Prof. Kapila, a team of researchers from NYU Schools of Engineering and Education wins a three year $1,039,315 grant from NSF's Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. August 10, 2016 NYU Tandon receives a Workshop Supplement Award from the Division of Engineering Education and Centers of National Science Foundation to host a Mechatronics Education Innovation Workshop.

May 19, 2016 Led by Prof. Kapila, a team of researchers from NYU Tandon School of Engineering wins a three year $600,000 grant from NSF's Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Site program. February 3, 2016 Mechatronics and Robotics Lab graduate students win a $25,000 grant August 17, 2014 Led by Prof. September 9, 2016 On The Frontier. SmartGraphs. In the fall of 2011, SmartGraphs conducted a randomized experimental trial in 29 Pennsylvania schools. In 14 schools, 17 experimental teachers used SmartGraphs activities with 49 8th and 9th grade Physical Science classes studying the motion of objects (such as position-time and velocity-time graphs). In the other 15 schools, 18 control teachers taught the same topic using the same textbooks, with 42 Physical Science classes. This study sought to answer two research questions.

A summary of findings is provided below. In October 2013 the Journal of Science Education and Technology published an article about our research on its website; for additional information besides the summary, see the accepted manuscript, Helping Students Make Sense of Graphs: An Experimental Trial of SmartGraphs Software. (Note: the final publication is available online at Gain Scores from Pre to Post Test Answers to both research questions were positive, which is encouraging.

How peer video coaching is completely changing how our teachers teach. Peer-to-peer video comments are changing how one district’s teachers think about their practice A new era of professional development is sweeping into districts across the country, and just in time. For many districts, the days of after-school PowerPoint-driven lectures not differentiated by content, expertise, grade-level or delivery, not to mention daylong workshops on an obsolete topic, have recently given way to face-to-face coaching programs and professional learning communities.

And in St. Vrain Valley School District, where we serve 32,000 students in seven towns northwest of Denver, we’ve gone one step further. We’ve augmented our professional development program with an online video coaching platform for classroom observation through one-on-one coaching and collaborative study teams. Hard questions lead to the right answer The company just launched a new iOS app, which makes it possible to have a video uploaded before the class period is finished. A picture IS worth 1,000 words. Best Transcription Services for 2016 - ConsumerAffairs. Newton's Apple : Video Clip. Isaac Newton never had a chance to ride a roller coaster. The first one was built 75 years after his death. But the principles involved in roller coasters are right up Sir Isaac's alley. Newton's laws of motion describe how forces determine the motion of objects. Designers rely on the acceleration caused by those forces to make a roller coaster ride both thrilling and safe. The trick is knowing how to use the forces properly.

If the forces are too great in one direction, for instance, they'll throw the car off the track. To Teacher Guide. STEM - Home. Finding Real-World Problems for STEM Lessons. A MiddleWeb Blog What do STEM teachers do? According to U.S. News and World Report, STEM teachers pose problems and combine problem solving with project-based learning across disciplines. They work together with students on activities to develop students’ critical thinking, communication, assessment, and inquiry skills. That’s an impressive job description; however, one source describes the teacher preparation system for STEM teachers as “chaotic, incoherent, and uncoordinated, filled with ‘excellent programs, terrible programs, and many in between.’”

What Good STEM Lessons Do While things seem a bit muddled on the STEM teacher preparation front, we do know some things about STEM curriculum. Problem solving is really the heart of STEM investigations. Providing students with real-world problems and asking them to brainstorm solutions will bring their higher order thinking skills into play. They have to be problems that students can reasonably grapple with.

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STEM Journals & Conferences

2016 Annual report web. Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education, Bowling Green State University. Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education Logo Provenance: This logo is owned by the Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education and hereby gives permission for its use on the web site associated with this project. Reuse: If you wish to use this item outside this site in ways that exceed fair use (see you must seek permission from its creator. The Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence aims to advance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for people of all ages. Bowling Green State University Established: 2002 Profile submitted by Bob Midden Vision and Goals NWO Mission The Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence aims to advance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for people of all ages.

Goal 1: Develop the expertise of pre-service and in-service teachers in STEM and STEM education disciplines. Center/Program Structure Description of Programming. Scaling stem success. Support for Teachers: Computational Thinking. Cs4fn : Computer Science for fun A magazine where the digital world meets the real world. On the web In print What is cs4fn? Search: Support for Teachers: Computational Thinking Computational Thinking skills are the underpinning skills of the computer scientist. We would love to get feedback about this material (and the talk if you attended it). Slides Paul Curzon's Computational Thinking Talk Slides Supporting Booklets Computational Thinking: Searching To Speak, Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London, January 2014 An early draft of Paul Curzon's Computational Thinking booklet based on the talk Activities Instructions and materials for doing some of the activities described Related Material Paul Curzon's "Computing without Computers" booklet download - real world equivalents and other metaphors for teaching programming, datastructure and algorithms concepts Share this on...

Delicious Digg Reddit. Summer Stem | Ohio STEM Learning Network. Engineers, educators and students meet at Wadsworth camp Summer camp sounds fun. Summer STEM camp sounds a bit more complicated — and challenging. In summer 2015, when Wadsworth City Schools, in northeastern Ohio, created a summer STEM camp from the ground up, teachers and administrators discovered just how challenging it can be.

Fresh off the district’s second STEM camp, and benefiting from the experience gained, Michele D. Evans, director of instruction and professional development with Wadsworth, provided us with insights about the nuts and bolts of pulling off […] Read More Teachers seek inspiration at summer science institute Though some teachers take the summer off, many hit the books themselves to discover ways to inspire and educate their students.

Read More Girls build apps at techie camp This summer, we’re publishing a short series on STEM in the summer, with visits to three STEM programs for girls. Read More Bees to bytes: Digital animation program inspires young women Read More. 5E Learning Cycle Lesson Plan Rubric. A. Curriculum and Logistics (Statement of Purpose, Standard Course of Study, 21st Century Skills, Curricular Integration, Materials List, Sources, Safety Considerations) The lesson plan is missing many of the required curriculum or logistical elements. Minimal to no evidence of NCSCOS content goals, 21st Century skills, developmentally appropriate learning objectives or measurable learning outcomes.

No reference to resources used, materials required or safety issues are evident. The lesson plan includes all the required curriculum and logistical elements; these elements are detailed enough to be meaningful for a knowledgeable substitute, administrator, or other teacher. Learning Goals and objectives are connected to NCSCOS; connections to 21st Century skills are noted, objectives are developmentally appropriate for group of learners and expected outcomes are measurable. Resources used in constructing lesson plan, materials list and safety considerations are provided. C. F.

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Force, Motion, Energy, and Math.