|20 Strategies for STEM Instruction
Author - William Bender
Teachers of all year levels are increasingly moving into STEM (Science, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics) instruction, but time constraints and heavy workloads can make the transition difficult. In 20 Strategies for STEM Instruction, author William N. Bender, PhD, provides customisable, step-by-step guidelines for various teaching strategies that have been shown to strengthen STEM instruction.
Exploring the latest STEM instructional trends and specific teaching techniques, Bender highlights research evidence throughout the book and offers practical advice to help teachers
- facilitate efficiency of study, making the most of instructional time
- integrate project-based learning with STEM instruction
- modify and adapt STEM strategies to meet the needs of each learner
- use engineering design principles to focus on real-world problems
- emphasise teamwork and collaboration around rigorous maths and science content.
Today’s students need to be able to solve problems, make decisions and learn from failure. STEM instruction celebrates the fact that there can be more than just one correct answer to a question – and learning should be framed accordingly in any STEM classroom. This book guides teachers as they prepare students for the complex challenges they will undoubtedly face in higher education and the global workplace.
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|Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom
Author - Linda Froschauer
This book is a must for your library if you're looking for creative experiences to engage your youngest students in science, technology, engineering, and math. Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom includes some of the best STEM investigations from Science and Children, NSTA's award-winning journal for elementary teachers.
Classroom tested to meet the needs of both preK-5 students and busy teachers, the 36 lessons are:
1. conveniently organized into grade-level bands;
2. grounded in science education research;
3. designed to encourage learning across disciplines, promote real-world problem-solving skills, expose children to STEM careers, and serve all students equally well; and
4. connect to all elements of the Next Generation Science Standards.
Many resources help you encourage children to learn about STEM, but only this book was curated by Linda Froschauer, a veteran educator with more than 37 years of teaching experience who also serves as editor of Science and Children. This collection provides you with a rich variety of quality STEM experiences, whether you're a classroom teacher, homeschooler, or information educator.
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|Creative Writing in Science: Activities That Inspire
by Katie Coppens
Who knew that writing plays, poems and even comics could help students learn science? When Katie Coppens, the science and English teacher who developed this book, blended science and writing in her own classroom, she watched students become stronger in both subjects. Her experience prompted her to write this classroom resource book, which features activities that integrate writing with content in life science, Earth and space science, engineering and physical science for Years 3–12.
You can tell a teacher wrote the book because it’s so flexible and classroom friendly. Each of the 15 activities come with strategies for teaching a creative writing style – whether poetry or prose. You can use the assignments as in-class activities, homework or final assessments for a unit. Also included are reproducible handouts, graphic organisers, writing models, (to guide instruction and help students better understand your expectations) and scoring rubrics.
Whether you encourage students to write a travel blog about the digestive system, a packing list for the planets, or an interview with an atom, you’ll inspire them to be more imaginative while you enjoy new strategies for assessing their scientific understanding.
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|Curious : DIY Maths for Everyday Life
DIY Maths for Everyday Life
Find love. Win at games and sport. Look smart. Save time.
Lily Serna, a curious mathematician, believes passionately that 'mathematics is our golden key to unlocking the secrets of the universe'.
She is on a quest to share her own sense of wonder about maths, and to leave all of us - even the maths phobic - with simple, mathematically proven insights to solve the most common problems of modern living, such as locating your keys, joining the fastest queue at the supermarket, planning the perfect dinner party, finding and keeping love, beating a soccer goalie or winning at games.
Using a mix of simple psychology and the easy-to-understand logic of maths, Curious is warm, engaging and completely compelling.
Lily Serna, 32, was born in Jerusalem and grew up in Sydney. After graduating from UTS, Lily came to fame in 2010 as numbers expert on SBS's Letters and Numbers. She is now a TV presenter on the ABC's Catalyst and SBS's Destination Flavour. Lily is a national numeracy ambassador and passionate advocate for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) careers. Between TV commitments, Lily works as a data analyst for Australian software giant Atlassian. She lives in Manly. Curious is her second book.
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|Engaging Young Engineers
Engaging Young Engineers: Teaching Problem Solving Skills through STEM
by Angela K Stone-MacDonald, Kristen B Wendell, Anne Douglass and Mary Lu Love
Help young children develop problem-solving skills, and you’ll boost their kindergarten readiness and set them up for long-term success in STEM subjects.
In this timely and practical book, you’ll discover how to support the problem-solving skills of all young children by teaching them basic practices of engineering and five types of critical thinking skills (Curiosity, Persistence, Flexibility, Reflection, and Collaboration) - AND discover how to sharpen all these skills as a teacher!
Using a clear instructional framework and fun activities tailored for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, you’ll help children birth to 5 explore big ideas and develop new ways of thinking through engaging and challenging learning experiences.
A must for teachers in inclusive early education classrooms, this comprehensive guide is your key to teaching the 21st-century skills children need for STEM learning and school success.
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|From STEM to STEAM: Brain-Compatible Strategies and Lessons
From STEM to STEAM: Brain-Compatible Strategies and Lessons That Integrate the Arts, 2ed
by David Sousa & Thomas Pilecki
Art and science both hinge on discovery, and discovery requires thinking out of the box. But how do you lead students to think creatively in STEM education? The answer is STEAM, and A is for the arts.
STEAM—the integration of music, visual arts, and drama into daily STEM instruction—is proven to enhance student achievement in STEM subjects. After all, creative, real-world problem-solving is what working scientists and mathematicians actually do. But how do busy STEM educators weave arts activities into a sometimes inflexible STEM curriculum?
In this new edition of From STEM to STEAM, the ground-breaking bestseller, the authors provide lessons from the field to detail the way. Authors David Sousa, expert in educational neuroscience, and Tom Pilecki, veteran arts educator, pool theircombined eighty years of expertise to deliver:
Research studies in cognitive and social neuroscience, including new findings on how technology is rewiring students’ brains, that demonstrate how arts activities enhance creativity, problem solving, memory systems, motor coordination, and analytical skills—all critical elements to achieving STEM objectives.
Classroom-tested strategies and techniques for integrating the arts into STEM instruction, including sample K-12 lessons plans and planning templates.
Tools for building a professional development program designed to helps arts and STEM teachers collaborate to create STEAM lessons.
Sample planning frameworks that provide a smooth transition from STEM to STEAM, including advice on adapting STEAM to meet the individual needs and limitations of a school or district.
A list of resources available to teachers in the STEM subjects, in the arts, in arts integration, and for STEAM.
The main objective of both art and science is discovery. Lead your students to make that connection and STEAM ahead to academic success!
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