Secondary Education Curriculum Creativity and design play a significant role in every part of our lives. Here you will find a new approach to design, sustainability, and creative problem-solving using Autodesk software. Are You New in Digital STEAM? Constructing Modern Knowledge Constructing Modern Knowledge is back for a 8h year, July 7-10, 2015 in Manchester, NH. Four Days of Action Constructing Modern Knowledge is not a conference. The majority of time will be spent working alone or collaboratively on projects with your computer, high tech gizmos and traditional materials while supported by some of the best educators on the planet. Amazing Guest Speakers
Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2013, No. 8: 'Forgotten' STEM elements 8. Schools focus on the ‘forgotten’ elements of STEM education. In most of the national conversations about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, it’s the “S” and the “M” that get all the attention. Click here to access a PDF of all Top 10 stories. The Engineering Design Process (Lesson courtesy The Works Museum, Minn.) Level: Grade 6 (4-8). Time Required: One class period.
Amazing Space Since it was launched 15 years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope has snapped more than 700,000 images, transmitted about 120 gigabytes of data every week and seen galaxies more than 12 billion light years away. The feats of Hubble have inspired an amazing Web site for students and teachers. Image to right: The Amazing Space Web site ties together many great resources from the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA Air Force wants student help on STEM projects Collaborative partnership encourages real-world solutions to STEM projects By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura Read more by Laura Devaney August 26th, 2013 A new interactive online projects platform urges science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students and educators to solve real-world challenges and seeks to show students how classroom STEM lessons translate to the workforce. The STEM projects will be hosted through the Air Force Collaboratory, a partnership between the U.S. Air Force and GOOD, a social network for activism, launched Aug. 1 and will remain active through the end of November. Air Force representatives said humanitarian and search-and-rescue missions depend more and more on technological advances created by STEM-educated workers.
How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom By Peter Pfau, FAIA One of the most exciting models of learning is “design thinking.” It combines hands on learning (tinkering) with independent problem solving methodologies. This concept is basically the same as the problem solving-based creative process taught in many design disciplines, like architecture, engineering, and game design. The basic steps of design thinking can be characterized as follows: 1.
The 10 Best STEM Resources By Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer Found In: mathematics, science, preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Curriculum Resources Exploratorium Provides interactives, web features, activities, programs, and events for K-12. 0 Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Idaho SySTEMic Solution Lesson Plans This page contains Idaho SySTEMic lessons designed by Meridian District teachers for specific Meridian District standards. Those standards can be found at the following website: The lessons here are separated into four different pages, representing the general topics they address. These are the latest versions by our teacher-writers, reflecting four years of classroom experience and including Meridian District reporting topics.