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Whose Well-Rounded Education?
Don't miss this special digital edition of ASCD's Policy Priorities, which includes video, audio, and dynamic graphic features on well-rounded education.
Las Vegas Teaching and Learning Conference
ASCD's Fall Conference on Teaching and Learning will take place October 28–30, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nev. Our theme for 2011 is "Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness = Improving Student Learning." Registration is now open.
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A science idea or concept can stick with students when teachers convey them as a "simple, unexpected, concrete, credible, emotional story."
Keeping Up with the Core
Education Week's Curriculum Matters blog is a great way to keep up with the ongoing developments surrounding the common core state standards.
Giving Students Relevant Work
Across a K–12 career, students generate an awful lot of schoolwork. How much of it is meaningful—that is, for building up content knowledge, critical thinking, and practical skills in the classroom and beyond it? This issue will examine rich learning experiences to help students deepen their knowledge, make meaningful connections, and provide opportunities to learn valuable life skills.
Preparing Students for a STEM-Filled World
The pace of technological change has never been faster, or possibly more disruptive, in history than it is now. The students of today will be the leaders and innovators of tomorrow, but how well are schools preparing them for a future that pivots on science, technology, engineering, and math—the so-called STEM subjects?
This issue of ASCD Express features promising initiatives that seek to bridge the STEM content gap for both students and educators. Some programs focus on increasing depth of understanding, while others appeal to the human need to wonder, create, and solve meaningful problems.
Middle School Course Emphasizes Wonders of STEM
Rosa International Middle School in Cherry Hill, N.J., offers an intensive, hands-on course to apply science, engineering, and math concepts to projects that release students' creative impulses.
Ramping Up Teachers' Math and Science Content Knowledge
The National Science Foundation's Math and Science Partnership program pairs university faculty with K–12 faculty to challenge teachers to gain the deep content knowledge they need to engage, inspire, and teach students.
Math Engagement Linked to Grasp of Concepts
How can teachers ensure that their students are equipped to not only solve the math problems presented today, but also devise solutions to the problems of tomorrow? Math educator Angela Hooser has a suggestion.
Promoting STEM Careers Starts in the K–12 Classroom
The National Science Teachers Association offers advice and resources to help teachers energize themselves and their students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Set Priorities for STEM Instruction
Case Studies in K–8 Science Education
This video on science education professional development shows how one teacher transformed her approach to science teaching to deepen student learning and engagement.
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My Back Pages:
On Mathematics in the U.S.S.R. (1981)
A decade before the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dismantling of the Soviet Union, Russia's rigorous math curriculum was running circles around its U.S. counterpart.
Higher Standards Without Supports:
An Equation That Doesn't Add Up
Innovative programs to help teachers and students meet higher STEM standards exist but need to be scaled up, writes Linda Rosen of Change the Equation, a coalition of industry leaders seeking to improve preK–12 STEM learning.
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