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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 Makerspace

How to Equip Your Makerspace for Under $200

 More and more, teachers are looking to empower their students to be creators, makers, and engineers. In the land of open-ended problem-solving, few things are more enticing than creating a makerspace. But what exactly should go in a makerspace? What would a makerspace look like if you spent less than $200 setting it up? …

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STEM Nature Walk

STEM Makeover: Nature Walk – Turn Your Nature Walk Into an Authentic STEM Lesson

When I was in high school, my biology teacher, Mr. Johnson, had us sit outside in the middle of a meadow by a creek that ran by our classroom. He made us listen in silence, observe with our senses, and challenged us to expand our consciousness. I still remember the overcast day, the sounds of …

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Elementary STEM Classroom Management

Classroom Management Tips for Elementary STEM Lessons and Labs

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