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Online Math Games Balance Challenge with Mastery Learning

Game designers at Mangahigh strive to find the perfect match between player skill and difficulty level in the standards-based teaching resources they build, and allow teachers to track student progress from within the games.


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Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as "Dr. Skateboard," teaches students who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park.


SOURCE(S): edutopia.org

Establishing Real-World Connections in Projects (Keys to PBL Series Part 1)

Students are more engaged when learning relates directly to the world they live in. See how to extend your projects beyond the classroom walls.
 


SOURCE(S): edutopia.org

Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the five core elements of successful PBL.

SOURCE(S): edutopia.org

Backyard Mystery

Check out the June Resource Presentation of Backyard Mystery, an interactive cyber game intended to engage middle school students in topics of genetics, genomics, biotechnology, and the bioSTEM workforce. With hands-on activities and lessons, Backyard Mystery is a great free resource for classrooms looking to introduce students to careers in science and technology. 

 

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Backyard Mystery

Check out the June Resource Presentation of Backyard Mystery, an interactive cyber game intended to engage middle school students in topics of genetics, genomics, biotechnology, and the bioSTEM workforce. With hands-on activities and lessons, Backyard Mystery is a great free resource for classrooms looking to introduce students to careers in science and technology. 

STEM Champions!

San Diego County Office of Education is one of five Regional Innovation Support Providers that is working in the San Diego area to increase high-quality STEM learning opportunities for youth in expanded learning programs. They have recently wrapped up their STEMpower! Event & has a ton of resources to share with everyone!

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NGSS: Changes, Impacts, and Responses in K-12 and CSU

Educators from California State University (CSU) and the Oakland Unified School District (California) around the Next Generation Science Standards came together to participate in a discussion. Panelists focused on how the shifts in practice required of classroom teachers have led CSU teacher preparation programs to connect both engineering and literacy with their science coursework.

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BEST: Faculty Perspective with Pat Bade - EiE

EiE (Engineering is Elementary) collaborates with college faculty to introduce preservice teachers to engineering and technology. 

Video Produced by the Learning in After-school & Summer Project

This video focuses on the learning principles that expanded learning programs or any setting interested in promoting young people's learning should incorporate.These learning principles include Learning that is Active, Collaborative, Meaningful, Supports Mastery, and Expands Horizons. The video features comments from California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, Researcher Deborah Vandell, Educator Pedro Noguera, after-school youth, and others.

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