The curriculum tug of war between proponents of STEM programs and those who advocate for STEAM is in full force. Whichever side you may be pulling for, Anne Jolly has some facts, insights and questions that can help determine which way we should go.
While there’s no one-size-fits-all STEM curriculum design for middle school, says expert Anne Jolly, the best programs she has seen have eight things in common. “Over the course of their middle school journey, students should be thoroughly immersed in all of these components.”
Look no further than Invent to Learn, by Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager, for information on promoting the Maker Movement in your school, says reviewer Kevin Hodgson. Among many other useful ideas: How to involve students in staging a Maker Fair.
How to turn science, tech, engineering & math into problem- & project-based activities that simulate real-world R&D? Find the basics & the practice here.
Anne Jolly describes an successful 12-step process used by teacher teams in Mobile AL to design STEM lessons.
Parents can kindle children’s interest in the excitement of STEM learning – then help keep the fire burning – says blogger Anne Jolly. She has 10 tips.
In STEM lessons, students need time to define real problems. And that’s a real problem, says MiddleWeb blogger Anne Jolly.
Our first MiddleWeb blog will boldly go wherever STEM might take us, guided by science teacher Anne Jolly. Read her first post!