Next Gen Science Standards

Elementary STEM Con 2020: Virtual Professional Development

Fifteen subject matter experts, engineers, and teachers have put together for 28 wonderful sessions on elementary STEM education (and yes, Yen will be teaching some of those sessions). What’s better is that you get 10 hours of professional development certification through the University of Rochester (good for CTLE credit for NY teachers)! Grab your laptop […]

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Literacy and Science

2 Ways to Integrate Literacy Into Science

When I was a high school teacher, I took a program called reading apprenticeship, which gave me some powerful instructional techniques to help kids break down and interpret scientific texts. That program turned everything I knew about teaching upside-down, and it was the start to my journey of becoming a learning theorist. Reading apprenticeship showed

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STEAM Café Resources – Our Top 5 Posts of 2019

We wanted to share our most popular blogs of 2019 with you. We hope these resources will help you start 2020 strong! These posts offer a variety of free downloads, STEAM/STEM activities, and tips. If you would like to see more of this kind of content from us, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter,

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Snowflake STEM

Teaching Snowflake STEM in K-5

Elementary STEM Activities Last week, we ran a free webinar on “Teaching Snowflake STEM in K-5.” We took the concept of a snowflake lesson and we made it more hands-on, inquiry-based and aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. Snowflakes are an activity you can teach throughout the winter months, whether or not it snows

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