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.
Tagged: STEM By Design
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!
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!
Getting ready to involve students in real STEM learning experiences this fall? Then you’ll soon begin to examine, revise, and beef up your STEM education knowledge and skills. Anne Jolly brings together ideas and information to answer five key questions.
I’m truly glad you’re here! I’m passionate about STEM and about education, but I’ve found that passion alone isn’t enough. Teaching STEM takes knowledge, energy, and persistence. This site and my new book can help all students be successful STEM learners!