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 Response to #multisensorylearning in #science!
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 Earth Day 2019
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 Education in the Elementary Grades… by Guest Blogger – Moses Velasco
*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 STEM learning is not crafting…
*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 Reverse Engineering for STEM 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 Challenges with STEM Planning in Education
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 Creating a STEM Learning Experience
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 The “STEM Teaching” Learning Journey…
If I were back in a school... I might consider running an Introductory STEM course! Description would be... Introduction to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics): Exploring Innovation and Society Students will learn to use a variety of problem-solving tools including Innovation Design, Design Thinking, Computational Thinking and Engineering Design to identify, research and solve… Continue reading If I were…
Note: All posts are my own personal views and do not represent the organizations I work for. The definition of STEM can be found everywhere on the World Wide Web... The acronym stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. I don't want to dwell on the definition here... we have Wikipedia and Google for that... … Continue reading STEM…??