engineering

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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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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Elementary Engineering

Engineering…It’s Everywhere!

As an elementary teacher, you might be intimidated by incorporating engineering into your classroom. Engineering feels so exotic, different, and overwhelming. But, if you know how to recognize when people are trying to solve a problem, then you are ready to start a conversation about engineering. I think that high-quality children’s literature provides great opportunities …

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