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How to implement STEM

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.


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.


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.


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.


Scientists for Tomorrow

Scientists for Tomorrow is a project working to increase the impact of STEM education in after school programs around the Chicago community. By providing professional development opportunities to frontline staff, program facilitators, and leaders in the after school field, Scientists for Tomorrow works to introduce high-quality STEM learning to after school programs. Check out this video to learn about Scientist for Tomorrow's learning activities and module events. 

STEM Video of the Month

"STEM Education: Developing 21st Century Problem Solvers" emphasizes the positive impact that STEM education can have on kids' academic achievement. Presented by Rob Stephenson, a National Teacher of the Year finalist, this video focuses on why STEM should be integrated into every child's learning and features strategies on how to facilitate STEM curriculum into the classroom. 

Faculty Perspective with Deborah Mason-McCaffrey -EiE

Discover how a professor teaches her students by explaining simple principles of the engineering process.


Quality STEM and OST

The Greater Bay Area Regional Innovation Support Provider provided a workshop for the Power of Discovery: STEM2.  Carol Tang, Director of the Coalition for After School Science, provided a framework for quality STEM in after school programs.

The Powerpoint for workshop #1 can be viewed here

Active and Stay-Informed Membership

Membership information on Active and Stay-Informed members and meeting dates and logistics of the STEM Committee.