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STEM and Literacy

Reading Apprenticeship and STEM: How to Get Started

Reading Apprenticeship focuses on elementary students’ comprehension and metacognitive conversation. The metacognitive conversation is the process of being aware of your own thoughts. When students develop an awareness of their metacognitive conversations, they can begin to assess their own learning, and they can also voice what they need in order to accomplish their own learning …

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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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STEM Makeover: Gingerbread Houses

STEM Makeover! Gingerbread Houses: How to Turn Your Activity Into Authentic STEM

 Building gingerbread houses is a popular classroom activity this time of year. Although the activity can be craft-based (ergo, everyone does the same craft, and it’s just about your students creating something that they can bring home) here’s our STEAM makeover version that hits math and NGSS! Any project that involves building can be …

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