Education Week Teacher recently invited me to write about How to Design a Successful STEM Lesson. The article is featured as part of the CTQ Collaboratory’s continuing series of articles offering cutting-edge ideas from teacher leaders around the USA. (I’ve been an online moderator for the Collaboratory for several years.)
If you’ve read some of my writing here or at MiddleWeb, you’ll see some familiar tips and ideas. But I think this is my best effort so far to condense STEM lesson design into 1000 words or less!
Give it a read. I’m happy to answer questions and discuss ideas over at EdWeek or here on this post.
Anne Jolly began her career as a lab scientist, caught the science teaching bug, and was recognized as an Alabama Teacher of the Year during her years as a middle grades science teacher. From 2007-2014 Anne was part of an NSF-funded team that developed middle grades STEM curriculum modules and teacher PD materials for the Mobile Area Education Foundation's Engaging Youth through Engineering initiative. In 2020-2021 Anne teamed to develop a middle school STEM workforce curriculum for Flight Works Alabama. Her book STEM By Design: Strategies & Activities for Grades 4-8 is published by Routledge/MiddleWeb.