The Educator's PLN

The personal learning network for educators

I work with Learning.com, and we do a great deal of work to support STEM initiatives in schools. What steps do you see as most effective to launch a STEM initiative? How do you organize your school/class/program or project to integrate STEM?

Views: 189

Replies to This Discussion

I've found that a flipped classroom ideology really helps to launch a STEM initiative. I work for a non-profit organization that specializes in STEM where I teach Game Design and LEGO Robotics. Both of these classes really help students engage in and become self motivated learners in their own STEM education. A flipped classroom helps with this because the "lecture" part of the class can be done at home during students' normal study time which leaves the classroom time open for more one on one time with teachers, more fun lab work time and more engaged learning. That way, when teaching concepts like the water system, you can do the introduction in a screencast that students can watch at home, and during class they can build a video game that teaches the water system. At the same time students can grow plants in the class windows which is another way of reinforcing the water system lesson. It also opens up classroom time for homework time that way where students would normally get stuck on homework at home and wouldn't receive immediate help, they can no ask questions right then and there. This also shows students real-world uses of the information they are learning.

Hi Kelli,

What grade do you teach? I am interested in how to incorporate the STEM initative in elementary grade levels K-5.

RSS

About

Thomas Whitby created this Ning Network.

Latest Activity

Joe Malto posted a status
23 hours ago
Eileen Lennon posted a blog post

My tech lesson when the internet is down

You have a great lesson planned for today, and the internet is down. Your supervisor is lurking in the doorway, you can just smell the observation coming. What do you do?You teach your kids how to create hyperlinks with just PowerPoint or Google Slides!Here’s my plan.Begin the lesson with having the students create the first slide, a “Table of Contents” sort of slide. Mine looks like this.…See More
yesterday
Will Gourley and David Chiles are now friends
Wednesday
David Chiles posted a status
"Girl Begs Professor To Let Her Bring Dog To Class To Save It From Hurricane, And His Response Wins Internet http://bit.ly/2jIJI1K"
Tuesday
David Chiles updated their profile
Monday
Elaine Reeder updated their profile
Sep 16
Joe Malto posted a status
Sep 16
Joe Malto posted a status
Sep 16

Awards And Nominations

© 2017   Created by Thomas Whitby.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service