steam makers fostering creativity and innovation in the elementary classroom

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Steam Makers

Author : Jacie Maslyk
ISBN : 9781506336312
Genre : Education
File Size : 48. 11 MB
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Build the essential 4—creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking! Go beyond theory and learn how to systematically integrate STEAM and Maker spaces that prepare students for real-world experiences. This engaging resource outlines step-by-step processes to help anyone start their STEAM and Maker journey. Includes charts, checklists, web links, and profiles to help you make meaningful subject area connections and tap your students’ natural curiosity. You’ll learn to: Integrate STEAM and Making into daily practice Differentiate instruction for all learners Align with core standards and The Next Generation Science Standards

From Stem To Steam

Author : David A. Sousa
ISBN : 9781506336763
Genre : Education
File Size : 53. 84 MB
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Weave arts activities to STEM instruction, and STEAM ahead to academic success Arts activities enhance the skills critical for achieving STEM success, but how do busy STEM educators integrate the arts into sometimes inflexible STEM curriculum? This new edition of From STEM to STEAM explores emerging research to detail the way. It includes: Classroom-tested strategies, including sample K-12 lessons plans and planning templates. Tools for building a professional development program designed to helps arts and STEM teachers collaborate to create STEAM lessons. Sample planning frameworks for transitioning schools from STEM to STEAM. The main objective of both art and science is discovery. Lead your students to make that connection and STEAM ahead to academic success!

Steam Point

Author : Susan M. Riley
ISBN : 1481165739
Genre : Education
File Size : 27. 60 MB
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STEAM Point is a guide for teachers and administrators who are looking to leverage Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics to close the achievement gap for all students and authentically teach practices embedded within the Common Core State Standards. Specifically included in this guide: *Curriculum maps integrating Common Core English Language Arts and Math Standards, STEM practices and Fine Arts Standards, as well as Lesson Thread Ideas. *Integrated Lesson Seeds *Assessment strategies to measure student growth with integrity in performance-based tasks and processes, which are key to 21st century skills and STEAM practices. This essential guide provides you with the tools you need to engage all learners and provide relevant and rigorous opportunities that your students will be excited about long after they leave your classroom. Reviews "Wow is the first thing that comes to mind after reading the STEAM book! There are so many great ideas that make so much sense. I like the way your writing addresses the questions your readers will have before those questions get a chance to fully form in their mind. Reading the assessment part has given me a new and much more positive outlook on assessment. You do a great job of helping others see ways to fit things together, even the things that others may not see ways to connect at first. The way you present information in this book makes it understandable when it may seem way too complicated otherwise." - Melissa Edwards, Instructional Technology Specialist "So much work has been done here for the educator. Susan has created curriculum maps that align the Common Core State Standards with the National Arts Standards and intertwine with both STEM concepts and lesson ideas in one reference. This is followed by 10 complete and attractively presented lesson seeds, where Susan explains in more detail an integration lesson idea which includes all the information a teacher would need to modify the idea for his or her group of students and implement the lesson into his or her classroom. The section on assessment takes the pressure off the idea that assessment is finite and poses it as more of a natural process of growth for teacher and student. Included are many practical and useful options for teachers who may be weary of the idea of assessing something they may not feel qualified to teach. These assessments include formative, portfolios, and performance. Susan includes ideas for each type of assessment, again making it easy for a teacher to make true integration happen in their classroom. Steam Point is the type of book I want at my fingertips as I plan my lessons and collaborate with colleagues. It is easy to reference and is full of quality, integrated ideas spanning all the major driving forces of educational curriculum. Susan has written the book I have wanted to write, read and share with my colleagues and adult students!" - Elizabeth Peterson, Teacher and Arts Integration Specialist

Bright Ribbons Weaving Culturally Responsive Teaching Into The Elementary Classroom

Author : Lotus Linton Howard
ISBN : 9781506387468
Genre : Education
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Weave culturally responsive teaching into every lesson and activity With an array of practical tips, model lessons, and resources, this book will inspire you to weave a holistic tapestry of teaching and learning that lets every child shine. You’ll learn: How to use culturally responsive teaching (CRT) not as an add-on, but as a philosophy that infuses every aspect of the school day Simple strategies for weaving the seven principles of CRT into all lessons and activities, including morning greetings, transition times, and group work How to be more self-reflective to better appreciate and unlock students’ unique gifts

The Passion Driven Classroom

Author : Angela Maiers
ISBN : 9781315394725
Genre : Education
File Size : 76. 90 MB
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Turn your classroom into a thriving community of learners! In The Passion-Driven Classroom, bestselling authors Angela Maiers and Amy Sandvold show you how to spark and sustain your students’ energy, excitement, and love of learning. This updated edition offers a new framework for changing your mindset and implementing a passion-driven classroom, where passion meets practice every day as students learn new skills and explore their talents. You’ll come away with specific examples of how to set up your classroom, how to manage it, and how to assign passion projects where students take the lead. With this book, you’ll be able to move away from prescription-driven learning toward Passion-Driven Learning, so you can make a real difference in the lives of your students.

Worlds Of Making

Author : Laura Fleming
ISBN : 9781483382845
Genre : Education
File Size : 64. 50 MB
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Makerspaces: Your questions answered here! Get the nuts and bolts on imagining, planning, creating, and managing a cutting-edge Makerspace for your school community. Nationally recognized expert Laura Fleming provides all the answers in this breakthrough guide. From inception through implementation, you’ll find invaluable guidance for creating a vibrant Makerspace on any budget. Practical strategies and anecdotal examples help you: Create an action plan for your own personalized Makerspace Align activities to standards Showcase student creations Use this must-have guide to painlessly build a robust, unique learning environment that puts learning back in the hands of your students!

Stem By Design

Author : Anne Jolly
ISBN : 9781317395782
Genre : Education
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How do you create effective STEM classrooms that energize students, help them grow into creative thinkers and collaborators, and prepare them for their futures? This practical book from expert Anne Jolly has all the answers and tools you need to get started or enhance your current program. Based on the author’s popular MiddleWeb blog of the same name, STEM by Design reveals the secrets to successful lessons in which students use science, math, and technology to solve real-world engineering design problems. You’ll learn how to: Select and adapt quality existing STEM lessons that present authentic problems, allow for creative approaches, and engage students in meaningful teamwork; Create your own student-centered STEM lessons based on the Engineering Design Process; Assess students’ understanding of basic STEM concepts, their problem-solving abilities, and their level of engagement with the material; Teach STEM in after-school programs to further build on concepts covered in class; Empower girls to aspire to careers in STEM and break down the barriers of gender bias; Tap into STEM's project-based learning style to attract and engage all students. Throughout this user-friendly book, you’ll find design tools such as checklists, activities, and assessments to aid you in developing or adapting STEM lessons. These tools, as well as additional teacher resources, are also available as free downloads from the book’s website, http://www.stem-by-design.com.

Hands On Steam Explorations For Young Learners

Author : Allison Bemiss
ISBN : 1618217461
Genre : Education
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Hands-On STEAM Explorations for Young Learners: Problem-Based Investigations for Preschool to Second Grade will use popular children's nursery rhymes to explore STEAM concepts through hands-on, minds-on investigations. Children ages 4 through 8 and their teachers will love this twist on familiar old nursery rhymes. Children will enjoy problem solving and tinkering as they discover and explore. Black sheep insists that she hides more colors in the drawn lines of her black wool. Test to find out if it is possible for black to be more than one color. Can you invent a contraption using household items to catch a tiger by the toe? How might you make Old King Cole's fiddle using take-out boxes and rubber bands? Teachers will appreciate the easy-to-follow layout, connection to advanced learning, and easy-to-access materials in each investigation. Innovation, wonder, and fun are at the heart of each of these explorations.

Engineering In Elementary Stem Education

Author : Christine M. Cunningham
ISBN : 9780807776711
Genre : Education
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This comprehensive introduction will help elementary educators integrate engineering into their classroom, school, or district in age-appropriate, inclusive, and engaging ways. Building on the work of a Museum of Science team that has spent 15 years developing elementary engineering curricula, this book outlines how engineering can be integrated into a broader STEM curriculum, details its pedagogical benefits to students, and includes classroom examples to help educators tailor instruction to engage diverse students. Featuring vignettes, case studies, videos, research results, and assessments, this resource will help readers visualize high-quality elementary engineering and understand the theoretical principles in context. Book Features: Frameworks to help teachers create curricula and structure activities.A focus on engaging the diversity of learners in today’s classrooms.Experiences from the nation’s leading elementary education curriculum that has reached 13.3 million children and 165,000 educators. “Wondering how to infuse engineering into your teaching and curriculum? Here’s the book for you!” —From the Foreword by Richard A. Duschl, Penn State University “Schools or districts looking to introduce engineering in ways that enhance science and mathematics learning can use the inclusive teaching strategies in this book.” —Linda Curtis-Bey, executive director of STEM, NYC Department of Education “Dr. Cunningham lays out an innovative and achievable vision for elementary school engineering that engages all students.” —Heidi Carlone, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Boost Your Steam Program With Great Literature And Activities

Author : Liz Knowles Ed.D.
ISBN : 9781440862519
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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You've created a STEAM program in your library, but how do you work literacy into the curriculum? With this collection of resource recommendations, direction for program development, and activities, you'll have students reading proficiently in no time. • Presents complementary annotated books and discussion questions to engage students in STEAM topics • Offers topical project and problem-solving activity ideas for students in the library makerspace • Provides research and additional resources for teachers and librarians to use in implementing successful STEAM programs

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