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Posts from the ‘Teacher Experiences’ Category

Creating classroom simulations to incorporate PBL and bring relevance to traditional lessons

When students become part of their own learning they take pride in their education and become more engaged.

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Defined STEM Helps 4-H Clubs Grow Independent Learners

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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Why Mr. Johnson’s Classroom Is More Fun Than Yours

Just like in the real world, in my classroom students show what they’ve learned through project-based learning (PBL) and application using real-world examples. Is it working? Well, according to state science exams, my students consistently score higher than other science classes in my district.

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I made my classroom look like the real-world—and test scores soared

Just like in the real world, my students show what they can do through projects, teamwork, and research. Is it working? Well, according to state science exams, my students consistently score higher than other science classes in my district.

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4 Educators’ Keys to Connecting STEM and Social Studies

As more and more subjects jump on the STEM train, what about social studies? Here, four teachers share their best practices for linking social studies and STEM.

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Four Teachers, Four Classrooms, One Cross-Curricular STEM Course

By Mathew Lynch – Education Week 4/6/2016

The STEM team at Huntingdon Area Middle School uses a rotational model to engage students in multifaceted, multimedia projects with real-world implications.

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What CSI Can Teach ELA

By offering engaging lessons and embracing a chaotic classroom, one teacher brings STEM into her English curriculum.

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Accelerating Education with STEM

A New Approach to STEM Education at a Rural Elementary School Revs up Learning with Hands-on Student Experiences

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Phoenixville Area Middle School combines subjects in cutting-edge program

At Phoenixville Area Middle School educators have introduced a new program, which they say is on the cutting edge of innovative learning.

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Anthony Johnson

A weather unit was already part of my plans so I decided to use the Defined STEM Weather Reporter performance task. I integrated a few of my other weather projects, like launching a weather balloon, into the Defined STEM lesson.

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