Here’s a nifty little video that has valid introductory points about the need for more STEM graduates to assure the USA’s place in the changing world economy. It suggests a couple of boiled-down fixes for the problem: Model-Eliciting Activites and Project-Based Learning. Then it lists 10 best practices for teaching math and science. If you like info in a nutshell, this is it.
What it lacks is any mention of the lack of diversity in STEM fields and the need to attract women and people of color into such studies and careers. It also lacks any mention of integrating STEM or of including English Language Arts, social studies, music, and art in its practice. But what can you expect from a short and sweet advertisement for a university program?
Despite the criticism, I’m still sharing it to whet your appetite. I liked it! Just stay with Ed on its Head and you’ll learn more and more about integrated STEM and other novel ideas for improving education in our country.
If you’ve not heard of A.J. Juliani, and you are interested in better teaching, head over to his site to learn more and to sign up for his emails.
Heck – jump right in and sign up for his seminar Monday night, which I’ll be reviewing here after the fact.
Here’s his email to me (listserv):
From: <aj @ ajjuliani.com>
Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3:29 PM
Subject: 5-Step Process for Creating Authentic PBL That Covers Standards and Curriculum
Wow, we’ve got over 700 people registered for the free workshop tomorrow night. It is all about taking any unit and turning it into a PBL experience that covers standards and your curriculum. I’m going to show you the 5-step process to do just that!
The Free Online Workshop is happening this Monday night at 9pm EST. You can sign-up to be a part of the training right here!
Can’t wait to share this process with you and see how you can take PBL to the next level of authentic learning!
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