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5 Strategies for Implementing a Successful STEM Initiative

Working with a number of school systems around the country, I have witnessed a number of commonalities that have led to successful STEM learning experiences and initiatives.

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How PBL Transforms the Classroom into the ‘Real World’

Relating classroom lessons to real life helps students at any level connect with the content and interpret it in a way they are able to understand.

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Principals: The lessons we learned in 2016

The best educational leaders are lifelong learners. They are constantly expanding their knowledge, refining their skills, and looking for creative ways to help kids learn. As these four principals look back at 2016, they recall the most important ed tech lesson they learned this year—and look forward to inspiring their staff and students anew in 2017.

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Defined STEM Helps 4-H Clubs Grow Independent Learners

Even with a century of history behind it, today’s 4-H clubs are strikingly modern. Sure, there’s still a commitment to learning about agriculture, and participating in county fairs remain a club staple. But these days, 4-H students are spending a lot of their time focused on areas like civics, sustainable living, technology, and leadership skills—and they’re doing it largely on their own.

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Illinois district begins college, career thinking in kindergarten

Kankakee School District Superintendent Genevra Walters spearheaded a shift to a focus on college and career prep starting in kindergarten for her Illinois students, and math scores have already jumped as a result.

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7 Ways to Maximize Student Engagement

Here are a few ideas and best practices from teachers and administrators across the nation that can help maintain that “first day of school” level of engagement all year long.

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4 Ways to Keep Students Focused During the Holidays

Parties, shopping and vacation time can derail learning. Here are rock-solid solutions to keep students on task

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The Importance of Audience in Authentic Teaching and Learning

How can the consideration for an audience enhance performance-based learning?

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PBL Professional Development That Actually Works

Two curriculum coordinators share successful PD to help educators shift to digital learning models

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Our research shows that when students work on projects, they learn more

In a recent study, students learning via project tested better and improved applied problem-solving skills

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