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What makes a quality STEM activity? Find out in 5 days!

Upcoming travel and events December 3-5 – International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands February 3 – Virginia Is for Learners Innovation Network, TBD, VA February 25-26 – Missouri Educational Technology Leaders CTO Clinic, TBD, MO March 10-13 – Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary June 8-9 – Roanoke County Public...

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We shouldn’t be carnies

We shouldn’t be carnies

The carnival comes to town. It’s exciting, it’s thrilling, it is SUPER fun. But then it leaves and we’re back to business as usual. Does this describe our technology integration activities? Or our STEM programs? Or our PBL projects? Momentary, short-term bursts of interest and excitement followed by the regular same old, same old? We...

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Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Here are my notes from today’s 2015 Iowa STEM Summit… Welcome, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds & Mary Andringa STEM should be a catalyst for active learning Launching a STEM Council Seal of Approval for programs (e.g. Exploring Iowa Archaeology) Over 5,100 applications were submitted for STEM Scale-Up Grants Numerous STEM externships are available for teachers Peek Into...