Partnerships

Partnership is a word that is used in a variety of ways which often causes confusion if it is not clarified from the very beginning. As I start to create a new space for innovation in STEM education, it will be important for us to clarify what we mean by partnerships. Partnership means a lot... Continue Reading →

Change.. Are We Ready?! Let’s Dream Big Together!

It has been a while since I've written. The past 10 months has been a time of rapid change, adaptation, and reflection. As the world continues to face challenges, it seems daunting to think about what role to play to support those who are truly struggling. I find myself pretty privileged.. Privileged to be able... Continue Reading →

Response to #multisensorylearning in #science!

I was recently tagged on LinkedIn to respond to an interesting question. Virtual learning has recently received a lot of attention for a variety of reasons. The pressure to move all learning online has created some interesting challenges, but with it, also opportunities to design and create innovative solutions. Creating learning programs focused on developing... Continue Reading →

Earth Day 2019

Each year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day!  Beautiful pictures from around the world get posted on social media with wonderful statements about the the importance of protecting our Earth!  We highlight the great work of many around the globe who commit to protecting, conserving and developing solutions to our environmental challenges. Our planet... Continue Reading →

STEM Education in the Elementary Grades… by Guest Blogger – Moses Velasco

Note about the author: Moses Velasco is an experienced Ontario educator and leader. He has been a classroom teacher and a district level consultant. He is currently an Education Officer.  @tagapagtur00  **The opinions and ideas articulated in this blog post do not necessarily reflect the policies, views, or directions of the Ontario Ministry of Education.... Continue Reading →

STEM learning is not crafting…

*Note:  My thoughts today... may change tomorrow... STEM learning is on the rise!  I'm excited to see and hear about the great work of so many educators and students as they experiment with learning opportunities in STEM!  When I hear about the amazing learning that is happening in schools and classrooms... a large part of... Continue Reading →

Reverse Engineering for STEM Education

*Note:  My thoughts today... May change tomorrow... Let me know what you think... I'm inspired by the notion of reverse engineering...  If we imagine a future that engages all students in STEM learning which ultimately results in students making informed decisions about their own future... I imagine a STEM workforce that is diverse! If this... Continue Reading →

Challenges with STEM Planning in Education

*My thinking today... may change tomorrow... what do you think? Planning for STEM programs in K-12 Education is not as simple as it might seem.  K-12 Education systems are complex... with many subsystems... each with their own complexities.  In order to create sustainable change in complex systems, it requires shifts at variety of leverage points... Continue Reading →

Creating a STEM Learning Experience

When designing a STEM learning experience, I think it is important to think about the following key questions to help shape the design of the program.  My thinking for now... may change tomorrow... Enjoy! How will I ensure that the STEM learning experience I create are designed for all students and will provide opportunity for... Continue Reading →

The “STEM Teaching” Learning Journey…

When I entered into the teaching profession, I focused on the things that I thought teaching was about - preparing lessons and evaluations based on educational policy.  I was excited to share my knowledge, skills and passion for physics/math/science and wanted to do it "right"!  But "preparing" to teach is more than just the policies... Continue Reading →

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