PK-12 SmartBrief

November 16, 2021
Engage in a virtual field trip to learn about how agricultural cooperatives play an important role in the food system.

The research report on unfinished teaching and learning, also called learning loss, over the last year and a half highlights the impact of educational disruptions and school closures on student academic progress.

The Innovation Station engages elementary students to solve real-world problems using STEM solutions.

November 10, 2021
The policy report, “If Not Now, When? The Urgent Need for an All-One-System Approach to Youth Policy,” encourages a more holistic and comprehensive approach to preparing youth for future careers.

Elementary students used household recyclables and repurposed items at home to design candy pumpkin launchers to apply physics skills and develop collaborative skills with their families.

November 3, 2021
Researchers from Clarkson University surveyed 251 women who earned engineering degrees in the 1970s about the triumphs and challenges experienced in their careers.

A research report that Black teachers share five conditions as being critical towards creating school cultures that affirm their identities and help them thrive in school.

Middle school students engaged in hands-on STEM projects (i.e., woodworking & bicycle repair) as part of a community science workshop.

High school student helped redesign after-school programs in computer science coding for elementary-school students.

A podcast on how to differentiate between standards and curriculum, look at standards as open-ended questions and curriculum as ways for students to practice answering these questions on an age-appropriate level.

September 7, 2018
Teachers working with specialist to incorporate STEM concepts into their lessons

Study shows more girls entering STEM field after participation in robotics competition

Professionals from oil and gas companies lead hands-on activities with middle school students

June 11, 2018
​Study shows boys have a declining interest in STEM while girls' interest remain unchanged

April 27, 2018
​Play-in-the-mud educational philosophy for preschool

February 9, 2018
​Study shows that early learning may effect enrollment in college and higher education 

January 23, 2018
Surprising characteristics of successful employees at Google

One million dollars in funding to groups that try to empower teachers to experiment in their instructions

Survey found that adults say pursuing STEM degrees are too hard for young people

December 5, 2017
A study of over 50 elementary schools tracked off-task behavior among students in the classroom

October 5, 2017
Colorado high school pilots program that uses chickens, paintball, and Shakespeare to boost student learning

September 19, 2017
Middle school teacher and STEM Teacher Ambassador shares ideas on how to excite students about STEM

Elementary students participate in San Francisco 49ers Foundation's STEAM Education Program

September 12, 2017
"Computer Science for Innovators and Makers" teaches seventh grade students how to code or program computers

Middle school has new STEM lab equipped with state-of-the-art computers, a 3D printer, several manipulative learning kits and a complete video production studio

September 4, 2017
Urban Institute internship program increases likelihood of male students of color enrolling in and completing college

August 14, 2017
University Extension services are developing digital aids to better reach clients. “Extension apps provide reliable, research-based information,” said Christopher Enroth, an Extension educator with the University of Illinois

August 7, 2017
Team from Mildfred wins Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation STEM challenge

Three middle school teachers create and offer STEAM camp at Mainland and Eugene A. Tighe School in Margate

Coastal Classroom
NYC students boating and fishing to learn about aquatic wildlife

Recent data shows skepticism of higher education

July 28, 2017
Fun and Engaging STEM Classes
Dickinson Middle School integrates STEM curriculum that is relatable to the students

Illinois to invest in formal hybrid teacher roles

July 24, 2017
Digital Citizenship
Educators are becoming open to allowing students more use and access on digital devices in the classroom

Project Based Learning
Project based learning (PBL) pushes students academically and creatively, offering benefits to students of all ability levels

January 20, 2017
Sarah Lawrence graduate student finds positive correlation between field trips and student learning

October 17, 2016
School in Pennsylvania held the Global Cardboard Challenge to encourage students to collaborate and create robots, games, and costumes

Teacher uses Skype to take students on a virtual field trip to the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds in Cape Town, South Africa

October 12, 2016​
Real world science
Festival offers hands-on science lessons

August 4, 2016
How film, TV, digital media can support STEM
Film can help expose more people, especially girls, to the sciences, says Lindley Winslow, an assistant professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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