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Posts from the ‘Case Studies’ Category

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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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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School Board Discusses Success with Defined STEM

The monthly academic spotlight at Monday’s LeRoy School Board meeting focused on STEM education and a specific program used to augment classroom discussion.

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What happens when college and career readiness starts in kindergarten?

As one district proves, you don’t have to wait until high school to expose students to their futures

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Defined STEM – Illinois Community High School Dist. 117

A Science-focused district finds the right curriculum and assessments to prepare students for NGSS.

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Digital Learning Platform Ties STEM Concepts to Real-World Problem Solving

Ohio schools are teaching STEM across all subjects for a more holistic approach to STEM education.

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THE Journal – 5 Tech Tools That Support Common Core

With online assessments around the corner, we look at the hardware and software that districts are using to teach to the new standards.

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Defined STEM – Phoenixville Area School District Case Study

“We knew STEM could be so much more, and we wanted our students to experience the integration and multi-layered problem-solving pieces of that.”

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Defined STEM – Dysart Unified Schools Case Study

How can a school district that has tripled in size since 2000 effectively develop a “career and college ready” student who’s steeped in STEM learning?

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Defined STEM – Mahoning ESC Case Study

Instructional specialist Jason Braddock noticed that their current STEM solutions often they left out big pieces of the puzzle, such as literacy and social studies. “We really needed something that everybody could share across grade levels and subject areas,”

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