Creating Effective STEM Lesson Plans: Tips and Tricks

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STEM education at its core is about applying science, technology, engineering and math skills and knowledge to solve problems. Therefore, the focus of STEM lesson plans should be on developing students’ problem-solving abilities.  Therefore, STEM lesson plans usually consist of longer term projects where students are doing the majority of the work and teachers are […]

Using rubrics for assessment in STEM education

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What does success in STEM look like? Assessment in STEM education was one of my biggest challenges when I switched from teaching middle school science to STEM. At its core, STEM class is about teaching students to solve problems. The specific topics and projects can vary widely. However, whether students are learning about civil engineering, […]