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Picture of the product20 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.

Code: LSM9990

ISBN: 9781760019990

No of Pages: 256

Publish Date: 09 December 2016

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Picture of the productBringing 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.

ISBN: 9781760010461
No of Pages: 326
Publish Date: 06 October 2016

Regular price: 50.00
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Picture of the productComputational Thinking Meets Student Learning
Computational Thinking Meets Student Learning: Extending the ISTE Standards

Kiki Prottsman

Computational thinking (CT) is a powerful ingredient for solving ambiguous, complex and open-ended problems by drawing on principles and practices central to computer science (CS). CT is at the core of CS and is a gateway to sparking student interest and confidence in learning CS.

The ISTE Standards for Educators: Computational Thinking Competencies were created to inspire every educator to add more computational thinking into their core problem-solving strategies. These competencies augment and home in on the competencies embedded in the ISTE Standards for Students and Educators.

The information in this guide will provide a framework and structure to build creative learning opportunities in CT and increase students’ ability to adapt to unfamiliar challenges, allowing for more success with innovative lesson plans.

This booklet contains:

An overview of computer science and computational thinking and how they interact.

Examples from across the subject/year level spectrum, including reading, maths, science and humanities.

Ideas for adding CT to lessons to enhance the knowledge base of students, letting them build the skills and confidence to persist when unexpected obstacles arise.

Reflection questions and tips to help educators integrate CT into their lessons

20 Pages | Pbk

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Picture of the productCreating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning
by Jeff Weld

Join Jeff Weld on the STEM bandwagon with this dynamic overview of everything from why STEM matters to where it’s headed. Weld wrote this book to convince you that STEM is a “white-hot, transformation revolution in schooling as we know it”. Both wide-ranging and lively, Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning has something for everyone involved with education:

- School leaders receive a road map for bringing their districts or schools to the forefront of America’s STEM initiatives.
- Year F–12 educators get valuable context for what and how they teach as they adapt to a STEM future.
- Educators who work with student teachers are provided a playbook that instantly brings them up to speed and signals where STEM education is heading.
- Policy makers find the guidance they need to usher STEM into the educational sphere at the local, regional, state and national policy levels.
- Business leaders learn the importance of striking up relationships with the education sector in ways that will help prime the talent pump for future employees.

In this book, the story of STEM unfolds “as a how-to, can-do, who’s-who, you-too manual and memoir based in the experiences of leaders who walk the talk”. Weld’s infectious enthusiasm is sure to change the way you think about STEM from “not me” to “I’m in”!

ISBN: 9781760565947
No of Pages: 190
Publish Date: 20 December 2017

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Picture of the productCreative 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.

130 pages | Jun 2017

Regular price: 39.00
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Picture of the productExemplary STEM Programs: Designs for Success
by Herbert Brunkhorst & Robert Yager

Everybody talks about STEM initiatives, but is anybody doing them effectively? This book's answer is a resounding yes! It tells the inside stories of 24 science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs that both connect with the Next Generation Science Standards and lead to successful student learning.
The featured programs make it clear that STEM education can work for all age levels and in a variety of settings—traditional classrooms, charter and magnet schools, informal education programs, and after-school and summer activities.

A look at the chapter titles shows you the broad range of STEM-related subjects:
STEM Starters: An Effective Model for Elementary Teachers and Students
STEMRAYS: After-School STEM Research Clubs
Urban STEM: Watch It Grow!
Mission Biotech: Using Technology to Support Learner Engagement in STEM
Mixed-Reality Labs: Combining Sensors and Simulations to Improve STEM Education
A State STEM Initiative Takes Root and Blossoms
Developing STEM Site-Based Teacher and Administrator Leadership

Whether you’re a teacher seeking fresh ideas, an administrator eager to learn what other schools do, or a district science coordinator charged with making professional development more effective, this creative collection offers the information and inspiration you need to make your own STEM programs exemplary.

Code: NST9112

ISBN: 9781760019112

No of Pages: 478

Publish Date: 21 January 2016

Regular price: 72.00
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Picture of the productFrom Curiosity to Deep Learning
From Curiosity to Deep Learning:
Personal Digital Inquiry in Grades K–5

Author: Julie Coiro, Elizabeth Dobler, Karen Pelekis

From Curiosity to Deep Learning: Personal Digital Inquiry in Grades K–5 reveals the powerful learning that results when you integrate purposeful technology into a classroom culture that values curiosity and deep learning. The centrepiece of this practical guide is Personal Digital Inquiry (PDI), a framework developed by Julie Coiro and implemented in classrooms by her co-authors, Elizabeth Dobler and Karen Pelekis. Clear, detailed examples offer ideas for K–5 teachers and school librarians to support their teaching.

Personal emphasises the significance of the personal relationship between teachers and students, and the role that students have in the learning process.

Digital reflects the important role that digital texts and tools have come to play in both learning and teaching with inquiry.

Inquiry lies at the core of PDI, because learners grow and change with opportunities to identify problems, generate personal wonderings and engage in collaborative dialogue, making learning relevant and lasting.

From Curiosity to Deep Learning: Personal Digital Inquiry in Grades K–5 shows you how to integrate inquiry with a range of digital tools and resources that will create a dynamic classroom for both you and your students.

Code: SHP9020
ISBN: 9781760569020
No of Pages: 254
Publish Date: 16 December 2019

Regular price: 52.00
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Picture of the productIntegrating Technology in the Classroom
Integrating Technology in the Classroom : Tools to Meet the Needs of Every Student 2nd Edition

Author: Boni Hamilton

All teachers have unique skills, knowledge and experience. So why should their approaches to classroom technology look the same? In this new edition of the popular book Integrating Technology in the Classroom, author Boni Hamilton helps you discover technology tools and projects that resonate with your teaching style, classroom context and technology skill level, all while helping students achieve academic growth. Combining a comprehensive look at tools with integration approaches and educators’ reports from the field, the book offers guidance for all year levels and learning areas.

In this new edition, you’ll find:

* suggestions for using programming, game-creation, and augmented and virtual reality tools
* stories of K–12 teachers who have successfully employed technology in the classroom
* deeper explanation of how to use technology to meet multilingual needs
* a new chapter on leveraging technology to meet adaptive learning needs
* strategies to help with administrative tasks, formative assessment and planning.

Discover new and immediately applicable tools and practices to support collaborative student-centred learning with this informative resource.

Published: 21st January 2019
ISBN: 9781760568139
Number Of Pages: 296

Regular price: 42.00
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Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics :
Teachers' Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in China and the United States :3rd Edition

Liping Ma

The 20th anniversary edition of this groundbreaking and bestselling volume offers powerful examples of the mathematics that can develop the thinking of elementary school children.

Studies of teachers in the U.S. often document insufficient subject matter knowledge in mathematics. Yet, these studies give few examples of the knowledge teachers need to support teaching, particularly the kind of teaching demanded by reforms in mathematics education. Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics describes the nature and development of the knowledge that elementary teachers need to become accomplished mathematics teachers, and suggests why such knowledge seems more common in China than in the United States, despite the fact that Chinese teachers have less formal education than their U.S. counterparts.

Along with the original studies of U.S. and Chinese teachers’ mathematical understanding, this 20th anniversary edition includes a new preface and a 2013 journal article by Ma, "A Critique of the Structure of U.S. Elementary School Mathematics" that describe differences in U.S. and Chinese elementary mathematics. These are augmented by a new series editor’s introduction and two key journal articles that frame and contextualize this seminal work.

230 Pages | Pbk

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Picture of the productLanguage, Literacy, and Learning in the STEM Disciplines
Language, Literacy, and Learning in the STEM Disciplines: How Language Counts for English Learners

Edited by Alison L. Bailey, Carolyn A. Maher, Louise C. Wilkinson

With a focus on what mathematics and science educators need to know about academic language used in the STEM disciplines, this book critically synthesizes the current knowledge base on language challenges inherent to learning mathematics and science, with particular attention to the unique issues for English learners. These key questions are addressed: When and how do students develop mastery of the language registers unique to mathematics and to the sciences? How do teachers use assessment as evidence of student learning for both accountability and instructional purposes? Orienting each chapter with a research review and drawing out important Focus Points, chapter authors examine the obstacles to and latest ideas for improving STEM literacy, and discuss implications for future research and practice.

Published: 12th February 2018
ISBN: 9781138284296
Number Of Pages: 284

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