Recent teacher ed graduate? Newly emergency certified? An experienced teacher who’s learned you’ll be teaching STEM this year? Here are five “do this first” tips from STEM curriculum designer, industry consultant and former state teacher of the year Anne Jolly.
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Let’s put a stop to summer learning loss! Summer is a great time for informal learning and, given the right opportunities, kids can continue thinking, experiencing, and learning. Take a look at these ideas for STEM applications and see if any work for your kids.
Summer is almost here and it’s time for kids to officially forget everything they learned during the school year. Right? Well, maybe not right, writes STEM expert Anne Jolly, if schools, communities, and families keep the learning going. She has eight ideas!
STEM teacher leaders need facilitation skills to work successfully with teacher teams and individual teachers, parents, and others. Anne Jolly, a veteran teacher leadership consultant, shares tips for building relationships with STEM colleagues. Download the PDF!
Education Week Teacher recently invited me to write about How to Design a Successful STEM Lesson. I think this is my best effort so far to condense STEM lesson design into 1000 words or less!
Several possible lesson design flaws may be sabotaging your students’ learning. Read my article “How to Debug a STEM Lesson Plan” at MiddleWeb. Then use this tool to see if your lesson passes the bug check. Be sure to give evidence to support your answers.
Anne Jolly’s book STEM by Design includes 28 design tools. These resources will help STEM teachers and program leaders create curriculum, write lessons, build student teams, and engage colleagues and communities. You’ll find free downloads at this page!
Problem-solving is fundamental to STEM. But coming up with real-world engineering challenges for students to solve can be tricky. Anne Jolly shares some ideas and resources STEM educators can use to help students select realistic problems they can address.
You’ve located a possible STEM lesson, but how can you be sure it’s of good quality? First and foremost the lessons need to be shaped by STEM principles and criteria. Check out Anne Jolly’s specifications and see how she analyzes potential teaching material.
Written by STEM teaching expert Anne Jolly as a free supplement to her book STEM By Design (2016), the Student Teaming Tips Handbook is a starter set of ideas teachers may find useful for priming kids to work creatively and productively in STEM teams. Download the PDF!