elementary school

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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Elementary Literacy

Elementari Walkthrough – Create and Code Interactive Stories

This week, we’re partnering with Nicole Kang, a co-founder and educational lead for Elementari, to walk you through how to get started with this awesome literacy software! Elementari can be accessed using a web browser from a variety of devices including desktops, laptops, and tablets. Elementari was created because so many students struggle to enjoy

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Elementary Literacy

3 Ways to Bring Up Test Scores with Reading Apprenticeship

Last week we talked about ways you can start using Reading Apprenticeship in your classroom. Today, we’re going to cover three instructional “plug-and-play” strategies you can use with both STEM and ELA and how to modify them to fit the grades and reading levels of your students. All three of these strategies can be used

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Elementary Engineering

Introducing Engineering Practices to Your Classroom

 Although STEM Challenges aren’t magic, they’re the closest thing to it that I’ve ever experienced in my teaching career! There are so many benefits – developing critical thinking, problem-solving, growth mindset and more. But like so many things in teaching, the magic is in how you deliver the activity to your students. One approach

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